Smart Mobile Devices

Ever wish your smartphone were just a bit smarter? Context awareness takes us a step closer to fulfilling that wish. Ever misplaced your phone in a house? A normal phone finder app could tell the phone’s GPS location is in the house, but a context aware phone would know:

  • When the user last touched the phone,
  • What application the user was running then, and
  • If the user was sitting, standing or walking at the time.

So whether the phone fell out of your pocket last night at 6pm or you left it in the middle of checking email Saturday morning at 8:30am the phone knows and can provide better information to a more helpful phone finder app.