The primary 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 realtime. It empowers collocated users to participate dynamically, but also integrates remote users. The design of the platform takes scalability and performance into account and enables other developers to integrate additional extensions and complementary features easily. Additionally, it offers client applications for various internet-enabled devices as well as a solution for embedded photography reporting using regular digital cameras by introducing intermediate uplink nodes.
The diretto project is descended from an university project as part of the elective course Ubiquitous Computing at the Institute of Media Informatics, Ulm University, Germany.