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Efficient and transparent dynamic content updates for mobile clients

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Efficient and transparent dynamic content updates for mobile clients
We introduce a novel infrastructure supporting automatic updates for dynamic content browsing on resource constrained mobile devices. Currently, the client is forced to continuously poll for updates from potentially different data sources, such as, e-commerce, on-line auctions, stock and weather sites, to stay up to date with potential changes in content. We employ a pair of proxies, located on the mobile client and on a fully-connected edge server, respectively, to minimize the battery consumption caused by wireless data transfers to and from the mobile device. The client specifies her interest in changes to specific parts of pages by highlighting portions of already loaded web pages in her browser. The edge proxy polls the web servers involved, and if relevant changes have occurred, it aggregates the updates as one batch to be sent to the client. The proxy running on the mobile device can pull these updates from the edge proxy, either on-demand or periodically, or can listen for pus...
Trevor Armstrong, Olivier Trescases, Cristiana Amz
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where MOBISYS
Authors Trevor Armstrong, Olivier Trescases, Cristiana Amza, Eyal de Lara
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