With the increasing ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, and large pixel-rich displays, there are many exciting new possibilities for using these devices for collaborative work. While there already exist hardware and software that support communication and interaction between mobile devices and shared displays, application sharing in these scenarios is still limited and inflexible. We present a new method of application sharing which allows collaborators to download clips or snapshots of each other's applications. These snapshots can be used to re-launch and resume the shared application back to the state it was in when it was shared. We have built a system that supports sharing, annotating, organizing, and downloading these applications to and from a LearnSpace server. We have built an application framework which allows Android applications to be built for this system while only requiring minimal changes to the program. We also describe solutions for extending our solution to new types of collaborative displays and to other application platforms.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Shurtz, Richard S., "Application Sharing from Mobile Devices with a Collaborative Shared Display" (2014). All Theses and Dissertations. 4084.
mobile devices, Android, collaboration, shared display, application sharing