Tomorrow (5/9), HP Labs is expected to officially announce the free beta release of Mscape, software for GPS-enabled portable devices running Windows Mobile, to create “Mediascapes”. From the website:
“Mediascapes are mobile, location–based experiences that incorporate digital media with the sights, sounds, and textures of the world around you. A mediascape blends digital images, video, audio and interactions with the physical landscape. Games, guided walks and tours, and destinations are among the mediascapes created to date. Download a mediascape onto a portable device, and see how your landscape comes alive as you move through the environment.”
Although the official announcement will be tomorrow, the Mscape website is already “live”. There you can download the free client software for your Windows Mobile device, free sample Mediascapes, and a free toolkit (Windows XP only) that lets you create and preview your own Mediascapes on your PC.