Context Data Distribution in Mobile Systems: A Case Study on Android-Based Phones
Source: University of Bochum
Context awareness, namely the provisioning of the current execution context at the application level, forces the continuous delivery of context data to resource-constrained mobile devices, and that can become too severe a constraint even for modern support (Android, iOS, etc.). This paper focuses on the realization of a context data distribution infrastructure for Android-based mobile phones, and highlights important details on the implementation of specific context distribution primitives. Finally, the authors present new experimental results to assess the runtime performances obtainable with a real Android deployment.