Research in the Large: Using App Stores, Markets, and Other Wide Distribution Channels in Ubicomp Research
2010 (English)In: UbiComp'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Ney York: ACM Press , 2010, 511-514 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The mobile phones that people use in their daily lives now run advanced applications and come equipped with sensors once only available in custom hardware in UbiComp research. At the same time application distribution has become increasingly simple due to the proliferation of app stores and the like. Evaluation and research methods have to be adapted to this new context to get the best data and feedback from wide audiences. However, an overview of successful strategies to overcome research challenges inherent to wide deployment is not yet available. App store platform characteristics, devices, reaching target users, new types of evaluation data and dynamic, heterogeneous usage contexts have to be dealt with. This workshop provides a forum for researchers and developers to exchange experiences and strategies for wide distribution of applications. We aim at building an understanding of the opportunities of various distribution channels and obstacles involved in a research context
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ney York: ACM Press , 2010. 511-514 p.
app stores; distribution channels; mass evaluation methods; mobile ecosystem; mobile interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52439DOI: 10.1145/1864431.1864501ISBN: 978-145030283-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-52439DiVA: diva2:387605
12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2010; Copenhagen; 26 September 2010 through 29 September 2010