XDAI-A: Framework for Enabling Cross-Device Integration of Android Apps

  • Dennis Wolters
  • Jonas Kirchhoff
  • Christian Gerth
  • Gregor Engels
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10380)

Abstract

A lot of people are managing multiple computing devices suited for different purposes, like private and work devices. Integrating applications running on different devices is often a problem, because the services provided by those applications are not meant to be integrated. In this demonstration, we present our XDAI-A framework which enables cross-device integration of services provided by Android apps. The framework uses adapters to convert Android-internal service interfaces of existing apps into external services with a platform-independent interface that can be accessed from applications on other devices and even other platforms. Our ready-to-use framework does not require to alter existing Android apps, since the adapters are installed separately. For the convenient specification of adapters, our framework comes with a domain-specific language (DSL). Additionally, we provide an infrastructure to find and integrate devices and their applications’ services.

Keywords

Cross-Device Integration Android Services 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Wolters
    • 1
  • Jonas Kirchhoff
    • 1
  • Christian Gerth
    • 2
  • Gregor Engels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencePaderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Business Management and Social SciencesOsnabrück University of Applied SciencesOsnabrückGermany

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