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Title: Towards end-user development of REST client applications on smartphones
Authors: Mesfin, G
Grønli, TM
Midekso, D
Ghinea, G
Keywords: REST service;Usability;Service composition;Smartphone;Cross-platform
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computer Standards and Interfaces, 44: pp. 205–219, (2016)
Abstract: HTML5 can be used to develop client applications by composing REST web services within the context of Web 2.0. However, the possibility of implementing cross-platform smartphone applications with REST services needs to be studied. Accordingly, we developed a REST-based cross-platform application with PhoneGap. The application was deployed on the Android, Windows Phone, and iOS platforms; subsequently we evaluated its usability. We observed that REST-based cross-platform smartphone applications can be implemented with HTML5 and PhoneGap, which can be scaled-up into a REST service composition tool. Moreover, the application's usability remains unaffected on the native platforms and adaptation required only minimal effort.
ISSN: 0920-5489
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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