An Authoring Tool for Building Mobile Phone AR Applications
Thesis DisciplineComputer Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
This thesis describes the research on developing an authoring tool for mobile phone Augmented Reality (AR) applications. This work is based on earlier work at the HIT Lab NZ on ComposAR, a tool for authoring PC based AR applications. We describe modifications to ComposAR that allows end-users to prototype mobile AR applications on a PC, and player software that allows prototype AR applications to be delivered on a mobile phone. In this way, end-users with little programming experience can develop simple mobile AR applications. To prove the applicability of this authoring tool, a user evaluation was conducted with some users and performance compared between programmers and non-programmers and across different authoring tools.