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 HP Labs gives a peek at its location-based interactive software

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Date posted: 10/05/2007

Hewlett-Packard is giving the public a chance to try out an open beta of of Mscapes, a suite of software applications that let anyone create interactive location-based (augmented reality) games or tours.

The Mscapes online authoring wizard can be used to design digital overlays on a map using photos, videos, graphics, text, or audio. Anyone with a GPS-enabled mobile device running Windows Mobile can use the Mscapes client to play any of the created games as they move through the physical world.

"Fundamentally, all of our mobility announcements are about helping people connect with each other around information that's important to them," said Debra Brackeen, HP Labs' director of strategic initiatives. "All of that connection is happening with richer and richer media experiences." And though Mscapes is not yet a finished product, HP is "putting it out there for the enjoyment of customers and developers."

HP will publish the spec for Mscapes player client so it can be exported to other mobile platforms in the near future.

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