Title: Development of context-aware mobile services: an approach to simplification

Authors: Thorsten Caus, Stefan Christmann, Svenja Hagenhoff

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and E-Business, University of Gottingen, Platz der Gottinger Sieben 5, 37073 Gottingen, Germany. ' Department of Information Systems and E-Business, University of Gottingen, Platz der Gottinger Sieben 5, 37073 Gottingen, Germany. ' Department of Information Systems and E-Business, University of Gottingen, Platz der Gottinger Sieben 5, 37073 Gottingen, Germany

Abstract: Experts predict context-tailored contents to be the future profit earner of mobile communication. On the other hand, mobile applications and services suitable for tailoring and delivering those contents have low market penetration so far. A lack of standardisation concerning the handling of context-information and high technical complexity involved in the development of mobile applications are reasons for this situation. This article presents |Hydra|, a framework to simplify and shorten the development of context-aware mobile applications and thus render the development of these applications more economically viable.

Keywords: application development; context adaptation; framework; mobile applications; mobile communications; mobile services; m-services; context-aware services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2009.022439

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2009 Vol.7 No.2, pp.133 - 153

Published online: 05 Jan 2009 *

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