History Space has been developed by the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster as part of a wider transnational project under the title, TG4NP.
Mobile technology has become an everyday tool for majority of people and advanced mobile networks have become available also in the most rural areas. Mobile phones are growingly used for retrieving information and experiences, and GPS satellite navigation has become a common feature in modern mobile phones. This development has created an excellent opportunity for rural tourism industry to guide and communicate with visitors in a whole new way.
Location based and personalized services are at the core of TG4NP; its promise is to implement and provide tourism-related value added mobile services across mobile and fixed networks and to develop design solutions that deliver performance on robust, scalable and accessible wireless services.
The aim of the TG4NP project is to support tourism industry of peripheral regions by enhancing the visitors’ experiences in cultural and natural heritage destinations with the help of multimodal mobile information services. Project will develop potential new approaches to efficient and sustainable management and utilisation of resources in natural and cultural heritage. The idea is to exploit the latest existing mobile and web technologies to address the information needs and to enhance the experience of the visitors in a new way. The created services will include multimodal (different modes of communication e.g. text, sound, pictures, videos…) guided tours for resorts and tourist services (accommodation, restaurants, programme services, events), as well as new kinds of service concepts, intelligent routing and interaction between enterprises and customers.
The full details of the transnational project can be found at www.tg4np.com