Location-enhanced applications make use of the location of people, places, and things to provide useful services. We see an increasing number of location-enhanced applications, particularly on mobile devices. Topiary allows designers to quickly prototype location-enhanced applications using high-level abstractions, such as maps, scenarios and storyboards, and test these application prototypes with real users in the field without having to deploy a location infrastructure.

Yang Li started the Topiary project in 2003 during his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. The project was funded through Prof. James Landay's NSF grant under Grant No. IIS-0205644.

Topiary can be downloaded here.