A General-purpose Crowdsourcing Platform for Mobile Devices

Ariel Amato, Felipe Lumbreras, Angel D. Sappa


This paper presents details of a general purpose micro-task on-demand platform based on the crowdsourcing philosophy. This platform was specifically developed for mobile devices in order to exploit the strengths of such devices; namely: i) massivity, ii) ubiquity and iii) embedded sensors. The combined use of mobile platforms and the crowdsourcing model allows to tackle from the simplest to the most complex tasks. Users experience is the highlighted feature of this platform (this fact is extended to both task-proposer and tasksolver). Proper tools according with a specific task are provided to a task-solver in order to perform his/her job in a simpler, faster and appealing way. Moreover, a task can be easily submitted by just selecting predefined templates, which cover a wide range of possible applications. Examples of its usage in computer vision and computer games are provided illustrating the potentiality of the platform.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Amato A., Lumbreras F. and Sappa A. (2014). A General-purpose Crowdsourcing Platform for Mobile Devices . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-009-3, pages 211-215. DOI: 10.5220/0004737202110215

in Bibtex Style

author={Ariel Amato and Felipe Lumbreras and Angel D. Sappa},
title={A General-purpose Crowdsourcing Platform for Mobile Devices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)
TI - A General-purpose Crowdsourcing Platform for Mobile Devices
SN - 978-989-758-009-3
AU - Amato A.
AU - Lumbreras F.
AU - Sappa A.
PY - 2014
SP - 211
EP - 215
DO - 10.5220/0004737202110215