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diretto: A Toolkit for Distributed Reporting and Collaboration

Benjamin Erb, Stefan Kaufmann, Tobias Schlecht, Florian Schaub and Michael Weber


The goal of the diretto project is the creation of an extensible infrastructure and easy-to-use toolset for distributed on-site media reporting and collaborative event coverage in real-time. It empowers collocated users to participate dynamically in event reporting, and facilitates collaboration with remote users. For example, to cover public events or support disaster relief missions with on-site information. The diretto platform focuses on scalability to support large crowd participation. Our platform currently supports smartphone clients, a reporting solution for SLR cameras, and a rich web application for remote collaborators. diretto is easily extensible and can be tailored to mission-specific requirements.