ASAP: Building Multi-Client Collaborated Environments Towards Synchronized Image Sharing

Zhigang Hua, Xing Xie, Hanqing Lu, and Wei-Ying Ma

Abstract

Digital images have become increasingly common and popular in mobile communications. However, due to the distribution of these images in various devices which are commonly available to users nowadays, there is a need to develop new technologies to facilitate the sharing of large amounts of photos across various devices. In this paper, we propose a novel approach called ASAP that builds multi-client collaborated environments to achieve synchronized image sharing. In the newly proposed ASAP, a user’s interaction with any device automatically leads to a series of synchronized updates in other devices, resulting in a significant reduction of manual interventions from users. In this way, the ASAP presents multiple similar images simultaneously across devices in a way that allows automatic synchronization of the photos based on user interactions. Experimental evaluations indicate that it is effective and useful for image sharing in mobile environment. Finally, we will offer the discussion details on the new concerns and issues proposed by testers to guide our future work for improving the ASAP.

Details

Publication typeTechReport
NumberMSR-TR-2004-118
Pages9
InstitutionMicrosoft Research
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