Context aware mobile application
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There is a context aware mobile application which provides services to users about nearby restaurant for lunch/dinner using sensor/s. Let’s consider a scenario in which the application lists the number of nearby restaurants at lunch time, but, if someday the person is busy in a meeting or have no hunger or he/she is driving. Then, by taking advantage of context awareness that application should provide a usable interface to user. It is usually seen in many similar applications that “application doesn’t provide a usable reply to user”.
Actually, application provides a list of nearby restaurants list to user which is a usability problem and so not required in said context. Thus, we can say, that application didn’t provide a usable reply to user.
Now, let’s try to find out way. First, we need to know why application didn’t provide intelligent reply to user. What are the root causes? Whether application didn’t discover and take advantage of contextual information? Whether sensors are working properly? Or these aren’t linked with application? Or linked with application but not designing an intelligent decision mechanism.
Intelligent reply might be “application don’t provide list of restaurants to user” or application provide an interface to user by saying” although you are in a meeting neo, if you get free soon, do you like to see list?
- Application can find nearby restaurants by taking advantage of sensors like GPS, accelerometer, time, etc.
- Application will take context aware decision based upon user’s location, activities, etc.