Distributing Mobile Music Applications for Audience Participation Using Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET)

Lee, Sang Won and Essl, Georg and Mao, Z. Morley

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This work introduces a way to distribute mobile applications using mobile ad-hoc network in the context of audience participation. The goal is to minimize user configuration so that the process is highly accessible for casual smartphone users. The prototype mobile applications utilize WiFiDirect and Service Discovery Protocol to distribute code. With the aid of these two technologies, the prototype system requires no infrastructure and minimum user configuration.