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Characterizing Alert and Browse Services for Mobile Clients Atul Adya, Paramvir Bahl, Lili Qiu
 

Summary: Characterizing Alert and Browse Services for Mobile Clients
Atul Adya, Paramvir Bahl, Lili Qiu
Microsoft Research
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052
adya, bahl, liliq¡ @microsoft.com
Abstract
There is a fair amount of evidence that suggests that In-
ternet access from wirelessly-connected mobile hand-
held devices is gaining popularity. However, there
haven't been too many studies that have focused solely
on analyzing the wireless Internet. In this paper, we
study the notification and browse services provided by
a large commercial web site designed specifically for
users who access it via their cell-phones and PDAs. Un-
like previous web studies that have analyzed browse ser-
vices provided over wired networks, we focus primarily
on browse and notification services provided over wire-
less channels. Specifically, we analyze the notification
and browser traces to understand the system load, the
type of content accessed, and user behavior. We discuss

  

Source: Adya, Atul - Google Labs
Qiu, Lili - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences