WeatherUSI: User-Based Weather Crowdsourcing on Public Displays

Evangelos Niforatos, Ivan Elhart and Marc Langheinrich in Web Engineering: “Contemporary public display systems hold a significant potential to contribute to in situ crowdsourcing. Recently, public display systems have surpassed their traditional role as static content projection hotspots by supporting interactivity and hosting applications that increase overall perceived user utility. As such, we developed WeatherUSI, a web-based interactive public display application that enables passers-by to input subjective information about current and future weather conditions. In this demo paper, we present the functionality of the app, describe the underlying system infrastructure and present how we combine input streams originating from WeatherUSI app on a public display together with its mobile app counterparts for facilitating user based weather crowdsourcing….(more)”