Coupled with this, the emergence of mobile & cellular technologies and their increasing influence on our everyday lives has paved the way for innovators to ensure that IT technologies are utilized to bring information on every possible space on the globe at the hands of the traveler. This essentially means that the user of a mobile device will be able to access information in the form of maps and GPS navigation, a prototype of which is currently in the enhancement stage after its prototype was unveiled this year in the name of MARA (Mobile Augmented Real Applications) by the Nokia research center in Helsinki, Finland. The good thing about this innovation is that it is totally software based and goes to great lengths at providing information that a user might require about a particular destination, which is always updated by the service provider (Technology review, augmented reality, 2007).
The second major technology that is expected to play a major influential role in the coming year is pertaining to the domain of peer-to-peer networks. ...Show more