Title: Exploring necessity and utility of lightweight android chatting application

Authors: Ekbal Rashid

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi, India

Abstract: In this paper there is an elaborate discussion about the methods and results of a field research which led to the understanding that a lightweight chatting android application would be extremely useful for people using social networking apps. Here, lightweight android chatting application means which takes less memory as well as uses fewer resources. The paper details the steps how the app was developed, its salient features, its use cases and finally the findings about what people thought about it once they began using it. It also discusses the usability testing and resulting iteration. The paper attempts to highlight how such an app can help in using the resources of an Android device in a productive way. Because it is cost effective, secure, open source availability, third party development/installation is easy. And the most important thing is that it uses Java for developing the apps.

Keywords: android; application; chatting; lightweight; communication; mobile.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCVR.2018.091978

International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2018 Vol.8 No.2, pp.221 - 240

Received: 14 Sep 2015
Accepted: 16 Mar 2016

Published online: 21 May 2018 *

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