Development Framework for Mobile Social Applications

; ; (). Development Framework for Mobile Social Applications. In: Proceedings of CAiSE 2009. 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. Amsterdam, The Nederlands: Springer. Peer reviewed.

Developments in mobile phone technologies have opened the way for a new generation of mobile social applications that allow users to interact and share information. However, current programming platforms for mobile phones provide limited support for information management and sharing, requiring developers to deal with low-level issues of data persistence, data exchange and vicinity sensing. We present a framework designed to support the requirements of mobile social applications based on a notion of P2P data collections and a flexible event model that controls how and when data is exchanged. We show how the framework can be used by describing the development of a mobile application for collaborative filtering based on opportunistic information sharing.