Investigating Mobile Applications Quality in Official and Third-party Marketplaces

Fausto Fasano, Fabio Martinelli, Francesco Mercaldo, Antonella Santone

Abstract

One of the winning factors of Android was the use of the Java programming language and the XML language for application development. Furthermore, the open-source license and the availability of reverse engineering tools stimulated the proliferation of third-party markets where users can download for free repackaged version of commercial app, facilitating the phenomenon of plagiarism. In this paper we present an empirical study aimed to define whether there are differences from the quality point of view in Android applications available in the official market and in third-party ones, investigating whether supervised and unsupervised models built with a set of features belonging to four categories (i.e., dimensional, complexity, object oriented and Android) are effective in app store detection.

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Fasano F., Martinelli F., Mercaldo F. and Santone A. (2019). Investigating Mobile Applications Quality in Official and Third-party Marketplaces.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-375-9, pages 169-178. DOI: 10.5220/0007757601690178


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase19,
author={Fausto Fasano and Fabio Martinelli and Francesco Mercaldo and Antonella Santone},
title={Investigating Mobile Applications Quality in Official and Third-party Marketplaces},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2019},
pages={169-178},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007757601690178},
isbn={978-989-758-375-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - Investigating Mobile Applications Quality in Official and Third-party Marketplaces
SN - 978-989-758-375-9
AU - Fasano F.
AU - Martinelli F.
AU - Mercaldo F.
AU - Santone A.
PY - 2019
SP - 169
EP - 178
DO - 10.5220/0007757601690178