Mobile Geofencing Applications: Design Issues and Performance Evaluations

SHEUNG-, ON CHOY and SIU-TING, WONG (2014) Mobile Geofencing Applications: Design Issues and Performance Evaluations. In: International Conference on Advances in Computer and Electronics Technology - ACET 2014, 26 - 27 August, 2014, City University of Hongkong, Hongkong.

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Abstract

Geofencing is becoming more and more important, and there is a lack of standards or metrics to evaluate whether an application is designed appropriately and performs well enough. In this research, an application is built to test about functions of geofencing in Android OS, and it is also a tool for assisting the evaluation of performance. Three performance metrics, namely power consumption, accuracy and responsiveness, are studied. To study the power consumption, an indirect approach is adopted, which is measurement of power endurance of the devices, instead of direct measurement of actual power consumption by the application. Field testing is used to study the accuracy and responsiveness of the application. The test is performed in the format that testers bring along the device, which has the testing application being installed, to walk through a path going through fences’ boundaries which are set before testing. Different location services are enabled and disabled alternately and repeat the test a few times, in order to study the difference of performance between distinct positioning approaches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: geofencing, android application, design issues, performance evaluations, power consumption, power endurance, accuracy, responsiveness
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 09:27
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 09:27
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2877

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