A DESCRIPTION-BASED HYBRID COMPOSITION METHOD OF MASHUP APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE DEVICES
Keywords:Mobile device, description-based mashup, event-driven application
Mashup application composition methods have been proposed for quick development of new mobile applications from existing resources. The existing methods have succeeded in developing data- ow mashup applications. However, they have limited capability to create event-driven mashup applications. A full treatment of data- ow and event-driven mashup composition is not yet achieved. This paper presents a new methodology for de- veloping data- ow and event-driven mashup applications for mobile devices. Our hybrid composition method allows integration of mobile applications and REST Web services in a data- ow and event-driven manner. Description-based techniques and application generator tools are applied to reduce development cost. A mashup development system is implemented in Android mobile environment as the rst experimental platform. The evaluation results show that our method is expressive and ecient in composing mobile mashup applications.
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