6th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications

Research Article

A Mobile-Based System for Content Delivery over SMS

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254273,
        author={Mauro Te\^{o}filo and Vicente Lucena and Luiz Cavalcanti and Daniel Risi and Thomaz Silva},
        title={A Mobile-Based System for Content Delivery over SMS},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={sms emerging market content delivery ecosystem},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254273}
    }
    
  • Mauro Teófilo
    Vicente Lucena
    Luiz Cavalcanti
    Daniel Risi
    Thomaz Silva
    Year: 2014
    A Mobile-Based System for Content Delivery over SMS
    MOBILWARE
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254273
Mauro Teófilo1,*, Vicente Lucena2, Luiz Cavalcanti1, Daniel Risi1, Thomaz Silva1
  • 1: Nokia Institute of Technology
  • 2: Federal University of Amazonas
*Contact email: mauro.teofilo@indt.org.br

Abstract

The proliferation of mobile applications for smartphones has been based on the presence of a data connection between those devices and the Internet. Therefore, users of entry-level mobile phones as well as users who cannot afford a data plan are excluded from the current dynamics of mobile applications consumption. A possible approach to include those users is the usage of SMS as the communication channel. Although SMS is widely supported by carriers and extremely popular among users, it is not trivial to replace the data connection capabilities with SMS. This work addresses this issue with an integrated solution composed by a client platform and a server-side system.This solution enables GUI-based mobile applications to be transferred over a short number of concatenated SMSs. It also presents components for the creation, deployment and distribution of mobile applications. In order to attest the relevance of such solution, an experiment was conducted and its results indicate a substantial level of acceptance by target group.