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From Lab to Market: 15 Years of Mobile App Development

  • Speaker: Professor George Roussos, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013 from 12:45
  • Location: London Knowledge Lab (LKL)

In this talk I look back at my involvement with mobile application development over the past fifteen years and attempt to identify the ways in which our understanding of mobile has evolved over time. In particular, I discuss the shift from a consumption to a participation model, the role of data management in and computational offloading to the cloud, and last but not least the rapidly developing role of analytics. Leading from the latter, I will discuss how our recent work in computational social science combined standard qualitative methods and human dynamics to finally resolve a long-standing question in visitor studies by relating visitor motivations and observable visit strategies.