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Beyond location check-ins: Exploring physical and soft sensing to augment social check-in apps

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Beyond location check-ins: Exploring physical and soft sensing to augment social check-in apps
—Smartphone sensing research has been advancing at a brisk pace. Yet, current social networking services often only take advantage of location sensing: applications like Foursquare use the phone’s GPS and Wi-Fi radios to infer the user’s location to simplify checking-in to a place. However, smartphone sensing could be exploited to considerably expand the spectrum of information a user can share with a few clicks with friends: not only the location of an event but activities such as “cooking dinner” or “waiting for a bus” can be predicted and suggested to the user to ease the check-in process. In this paper we show how mobile phone sensing can be used in this sense. For this prediction process to be accurate however, sensors need to be sampled often, with a considerable impact on the phone battery. To alleviate this issue, we explore streams of phone usage data (soft sensors), such as application usage, messages, and phone calls for predicting the user’s activity in a mo...
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Type Journal
Year 2015
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