Testing has been a tiresome process on this project, as with just under 50 markers to test, it takes a while! To make sure I didn't waste time I initially used the testing feature in Layar, which allows you to locate the POIs on a map. Fortunately I didn't have any issues as Hoppala had helped me implement it all just right so I could go and test the videos were on the markers and that they were in the correct places etc. The maps and therefore the markers location are pretty damn accurate as long as your phone signal is sufficient. The problem I had was on the Bovisand route at certain sections where the signal was occasionally lost. Despite this the location of the markers were all spot on where they should have been!
Testing the footage associated to the markers turned out to be a bit more difficult as first I just tested it would play regardless of location (in relation to the marker) and then tested it within 20m of the marker. Most of the time the videos loaded as fast as you would expect from a 3G signal, and with the average file size of 2.5mb it wasn't too tasking for the networks. I made the files as small as possible without degrading the quality too much, but this is something the mobile networks of the future will be able to sort out once they upgrade the download speeds!
Anyway, above is another demo video of my testing the Layar outside, you can see the markers dotted around the Plymouth skyline…saying that, I now wish I took the video during the sunset, that would have looked nice wouldn't it?!