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Tandem browsing toolkit: distributed multi-display interfaces with web technologies

Tommi Heikkinen, Jorge Goncalves, Vassilis Kostakos, Ivan Elhart, Timo Ojala

Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays | ACM Press | Published : 2014

Abstract

We present the Tandem Browsing toolkit that allows developers to build multi-display and multi-user applications for pervasive displays with web technologies. Existing tools for this purpose either focus on user needs, rather than developer needs, or do not rely on open web standards. Our proxy-based toolkit allows developers to conceptualize, design and implement interfaces that orchestrate multiple devices in navigating through online content, without any modifications to user devices. We first describe the design and implementation of our toolkit, followed by a qualitative validation with web developers. Then we illustrate the functionality of the toolkit with three prototypes. We conclud..

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