Mobile application for Cultural tourism in Oman using Augmented Reality
Keywords:Augmented Reality, GPS, mobile application, Tourism, smartphones
The recent advances in smartphones and mobile applications have increased the popularity of augmented reality applications. This technology has demonstrated great benefits when applied to the field of manufacturing, medicines and education. The aim of this project is to apply Augmented Reality in a mobile application in order to promote the tourism in Oman. By using such application, the tourist can acquire easily and promptly the history and other details on the different archeologic sites, museums and popular sites in Oman. The application is location based augmented reality and relies on GPS in order to identify the user’s location and the list of sites available in that geographic area. The design covers different aspects of the application such as use case diagrams, sequence diagrams, ERD and flowcharts. The implementation is done using Android Studio. Finally, as tourism plays, currently, a prominent role in supplementing the Sultanate budget,this mobile application will participate in enhancing the national economy and in modernizing the tourism sector.
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