publication . Article . 2016

A model for contextual data sharing in smartphone applications

Harshvardhan Jitendra Pandit; Adrian O'Riordan;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 Jul 2016
Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce a model for identifying, storing and sharing contextual information across smartphone apps that uses the native device services. The authors present the idea of using user input and interaction within an app as contextual information, and how each app can identify and store contextual information. Design/methodology/approach Contexts are modeled as hierarchical objects that can be stored and shared by applications using native mechanisms. A proof-of-concept implementation of the model for the Android platform demonstrates contexts modelled as hierarchical objects stored and shared by applications using native ...
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free text keywords: General Computer Science, Theoretical Computer Science, Computer science, Originality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cloud computing, business.industry, business, Smartphone app, Contextual design, Android (operating system), Context management, World Wide Web, Vendor, Smartphone application
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