Paas EUD Tool for Developing Expert Context-Aware Mobile Applications
Sahar Elshafei1, Ehab Hassanein2, Hanan Elazhary3
1Sahar Elshafei*, Department of Information Systems, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
2Ehab Hassanein, Department of Information Systems, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
3Hanan Elazhary, Department of Computers and Systems, Electronics Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
Manuscript received on July 16, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on July 23, 2021. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2021. | PP: 215-224 | Volume-10 Issue-2, July 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.B62730710221| DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B6273.0710221
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Abstract: Context-awareness enables systems to be tailored to the needs of users and their real circumstances at certain times. A noteworthy trend in software development is that an increasing number of software systems are being developed by individuals with expert knowledge in other sectors. Because most of the current context-aware development toolkits are intended for software developers, these types of systems cannot be easily developed by non-technical consumers. The development of tools for designing context-aware frameworks by consumers who are not programming experts but are specialists in the area of implementation would result in faster adoption of such services by businesses. This paper provides a cloud-based framework for people without programming experience to create context-aware mobile applications. The platform can provide a lightweight distribution of packaged applications that allows experts to send specified information to mobile users based on their context data without overlapping between the rules of the application. An energy-efficient mobile application was developed to acquire contextual information from the user device and to create quality data accordingly. The framework adopts Platform as a Service (PaaS) and containerization to facilitate development of context-aware mobile applications by experts in various domains rather than developing a tool for each domain in isolation, while considering multitenancy.
Keywords: End-user development, Domain expert, Context-awareness, Containerization.