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Context-aware user effectiveness assessment system for mobile applications

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The number of mobile devices with Internet connectivity exponentially increases every year. Furthermore, these devices are more and more important not only in business contexts, but also in particular ones. The efficiency of a user performing a task with a mobile device can drastically vary because of its context dependency. Therefore, it is vital to measure the efficiency of the user regarding the surrounding environment. The current methods tend to discard the variation of characteristics of the context where a mobile application is executed. Through this work a new context and interaction model focused on mobile applications is exposed. First, the capture method that adds the minimum deviations caused by external factors to the assessment results has been studied. Then, a system based on a library for Android devices that captures and measures the defined model and the user efficiency is shown and validated.

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... Debido a este problema se presenta una aproximación donde se proporciona una herramienta de evaluación remota en la que se puede evaluar la aplicación siendo conscientes de los tres grupos de factores de contexto. Para abordar la problemática explicada se ha diseñado una plataforma que toma como base la arquitectura mostrada por las herramientas de evaluación remota existentes (una plataforma web donde se puedan registrar los usuarios y realizar las pruebas) extendiéndola haciendo una adaptación de la librería expuesta en [19] para completar el contexto en uso. Dentro del desarrollo se ha optado por la plataforma Android [20] ya que se trata de un sistema operativo de código abierto y de muchas facilidades a la hora de publicar aplicaciones, lo que ha causado gran interés dentro de la comunidad científica. ...
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