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JSW 2006 Vol.1(2): 40-47 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.1.2.40-47

AppBus: Mobile Device Application Collaboration via Short Term Memory

Craig Janssen, Michael Pearce, Shriram Kollipara and Nitya Narasimhan
Motorola, Motorola Labs, Schaumburg, IL, USA

Abstract—The increasing quality of computation and connectivity on mobile devices has motivated a need for data-sharing between resident services. Most such services rely on the user to transfer data manually between them. This approach is not only prone to input error but also creates a significant data-entry burden for the user on a mobile device. With AppBus, we envision a cooperative data-sharing facility that provides the equivalent of a “short-term memory” for the mobile device. By leveraging this transient data store and event notification system, services can collaborate in a loosely-coupled manner that makes their combined operation appear more intuitive and seamless. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of AppBus for a mobile phone and initiate a discussion on both the utility and the limitations of this paradigm in mobile computing.

Index Terms—collaborative application frameworks, event notification, mobile devices, IPC, associative data

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Cite: Craig Janssen, Michael Pearce, Shriram Kollipara and Nitya Narasimhan, " AppBus: Mobile Device Application Collaboration via Short Term Memory," Journal of Software vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 40-47, 2006.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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E-mail: jsw@iap.org
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