Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Online Reviews as First Class Artifacts in Mobile App Development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_4,
        author={Claudia Iacob and Rachel Harrison and Shamal Faily},
        title={Online Reviews as First Class Artifacts in Mobile App Development},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={Mobile apps engineering app stores online reviews},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_4}
    }
    
  • Claudia Iacob
    Rachel Harrison
    Shamal Faily
    Year: 2014
    Online Reviews as First Class Artifacts in Mobile App Development
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_4
Claudia Iacob1,*, Rachel Harrison1,*, Shamal Faily2,*
  • 1: Oxford Brookes University
  • 2: Bournemouth University
*Contact email: iacob@brookes.ac.uk, rachel.harrison@brookes.ac.uk, sfaily@bournemouth.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper introduces a framework for developing mobile apps. The framework relies heavily on app stores and, particularly, on online reviews from app users. The underlying idea is that app stores are proxies for users because they contain direct feedback from them. Such feedback includes feature requests and bug reports, which facilitate design and testing respectively. The framework is supported by MARA, a prototype system designed to automatically extract relevant information from online reviews.