June 1, 2008 - September 1, 2008

UMBC iConnect

iConnect ranked 6th in AT&T Big Mobile On Campus Challenge

iConnect is a web application for mobile devices, based on mashup architecture,
the content is fetched from the multiple sources :
university news feeds and events information, geolocation data of events on google map, user's interests, activities and friends list in the facebook profile and the 'friendfeed' updates.

iConnect demonstrates following features:

  • personalised privacy sensitive news - personalised news and the information presented is as per user's interests and activities, and the current geolocation in the campus, It shows relevant university wide events tracked per geolocation
  • geosocial networking - allows you to share your location, and your 'friendfeed' with everyone on the campus or just with your friends. Google map interface shows you where your friends are and what they’re doing.
  • application for mobile devices - it can be accessed through safari browser on iphone

facebook, friendfeed, geosocial networking, google maps, iphone, personalised news, privacy

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Principal Investigator

  1. Anupam Joshi


  1. Zary Segall