THUMBTRIBES: LOW BANDWIDTH, LOCATION-AWARE COMMUNICATION

John P. T. Moore

Abstract

Mobile application developers need to design their applications with the constraints of the network in mind. In comparison to inexpensive home broadband networks, mobile networks often exhibit high levels of latency and have limited bandwidth. Another significant difference between these networks is the cost of transporting data. Mobile network operators often apply usage tariffs, especially if the customer is on a prepaid service. In such situations, mobile Internet use can prove costly. To help reduce costs, application developers should try to minimise the amount of data their applications communicate. In this paper we present, thumbtribes, an open source project which attempts to add location-awareness to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in a network efficient manner.

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in Harvard Style

P. T. Moore J. (2007). THUMBTRIBES: LOW BANDWIDTH, LOCATION-AWARE COMMUNICATION . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-14-2, pages 181-186. DOI: 10.5220/0002151001810186


in Bibtex Style

@conference{winsys07,
author={John P. T. Moore},
title={THUMBTRIBES: LOW BANDWIDTH, LOCATION-AWARE COMMUNICATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={181-186},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002151001810186},
isbn={978-989-8111-14-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)
TI - THUMBTRIBES: LOW BANDWIDTH, LOCATION-AWARE COMMUNICATION
SN - 978-989-8111-14-2
AU - P. T. Moore J.
PY - 2007
SP - 181
EP - 186
DO - 10.5220/0002151001810186