uRun: A Framework for User-Generated Mobile Services in the Health and Fitness Domain

Alexandra Theobalt; Andreas Emrich; Stephan Flake; Frank Golatowski; Marc Gräßle; Andreas Kohlos; Nico Laum; Christian Lerche; Carsten Rust; Jürgen Tacken; Dirk Werth; Carsten Zoth(2011)
In: International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET), In: 2, 4, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, S. 79-97

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The article presents a framework which enables end users to create small, sharply focused mobile services directly on a mobile device. By this, end users are no longer only consumers of mobile services; they also become producers and providers of mobile services. The domain of mobile health and fitness applications has been chosen to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach. The article presents the underlying platform for easy creation of mobile services and describes the implementation of a Web-based editor for easy mobile service creation as well as our solution to access device capabilities out of Web applications.