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Simon L. Jones, Denzil Ferreira, Simo Hosio, Jorge Goncalves, and Vassilis Kostakos. 2015. Revisitation analysis of smartphone app use. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1197-1208. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2750858.2807542

Revisitation analysis of smartphone app use

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Author: Simon L., Jones1; Ferreira, Denzil2; Hosio, Simo2;
Organizations: 1University of Bath, Bath, UK
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901212662
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2015
Publish Date: 2019-01-21
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Abstract

We present a revisitation analysis of smartphone use to investigate the question: do smartphones induce usage habits? We analysed three months of application launch logs from 165 users in naturalistic settings. Our analysis reveals distinct clusters of applications and users which share similar revisitation patterns. However, we show that much of smartphone usage on a macro-level is very similar to web browsing on desktops, and thus argue that smartphone usage is driven by innate service needs rather than technology characteristics. On the other hand, on a micro-level we identify unique characteristics in smartphone usage, and we present a rudimentary model that accounts for 92% in the variability of our smartphone use.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-3574-4
Pages: 1197 - 1208
DOI: 10.1145/2750858.2807542
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/2750858.2807542
Host publication: UbiComp '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Conference: Acm international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computin
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 137736, 276786, 285062), TEKES (Grant 2932/31/2009), and the European Commission (Grants PCIG11-GA-2012-322138 and 645706-GRAGE).
EU Grant Number: (322138) URBANMOB - Modelling Urban Mobility in City-Scale Ubiquitous Systems
(645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 137736
276786
285062
Detailed Information: 137736 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285062 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: Copyright 2015 © ACM. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '15), https://doi.org/10.1145/2750858.2807542.