The idea was to create a simple Storyline project that:
- uses a Google Maps API call to retrieve the current longitude and latitude parameters within a defined radius
- passes these values into Storyline variables
- displays location-aware information for three locations (the three airports I passed through on my way back from Kelowna)
For the location-specific content, I just displayed a webobject of each airport’s website. However, this content could be anything. Imagine a technical tutorial that field support engineers use to automatically display the site-specific network configuration as they travel from one data center to another. Location-awareness could also be used to display French-language content for employees at a company’s Paris office, while learners at the London location see English content. In my experiment I enabled a button that users can tap to display location-aware content. Another option would be to make the location selection completely transparent to the user… the opportunities are endless!
“Here is a recording of the app, as I travelled from my starting location in Kelowna, BC with a stopover in Vancouver, BC to the final destination (Toronto).
For the screen recording, I used Samsung’s SideSync app that allowed me to mirror my phone’s screen to my laptop and then record that.