Socialize spontaneously with mobile applications

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Socialize spontaneously with mobile applications
—With the proliferation of mobile devices in both smartphone and tablet form factors, it is intuitive and natural for users to socially interact with their collaborators or competitors in multi-party conferencing, productivity, or gaming applications. In this paper, we make a case that such social interactions should be much more spontaneous to users in these applications. We design and implement a new system framework, Reflex, to provide the required system support to achieve spontaneous social interaction with other users in the same mobile application, be they in the same living room or around the world. Reflex features a simple and intuitive application programming interface (API), and uses cloud computing services from Google App Engine to offer the scalability and performance required to support spontaneous social networking at a large scale. Reflex is able to transparently switch to local interactions over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interfaces, available on mobile devices, whenever...
Zimu Liu, Yuan Feng, Baochun Li
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Authors Zimu Liu, Yuan Feng, Baochun Li
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