Social media app for smartphones (iOS und Android). Localize facebook friends in real-time.

Spotnick is an example of a successful knowledge transfer from research to a social media app. It combines the output of several research projects concerning location-based services, location-triggered code execution, energy saving strategies for location sensors, etc. and visualizes home locations, posts and live movements of Facebook friends. It Automatically posts a message to a user’s Facebook wall when he arrives at Spots that he defined. The app is running in the background without draining battery.

2011 – 2012

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W. Narzt: Power-saving localization techniques for mobile devices: a comparison between iOS and Android, International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, ISSN: 1742-7371, 2015, pp.102 - 126, doi: 10.1108/IJPCC-01-2015-0001.
Journal Article
W. Narzt: Context-Based Energy Saving Strategies for Continuous Determination of Position on iOS Devices , Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International IEEE Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014), Big Island, Hawaii, USA, January 6-9, 2014. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2014.125
Conference Article
W. Narzt: A Generic Context-Based Architecture for Energy-Efficient Localization on Mobile Devices, 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM 2013), ACM 978-1-4503-2106-8/13/12 New York, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2106-8, Vienna, December 2-4, 2013, doi: 10.1145/2536853.2536872.
Conference Article
W. Narzt: High-Level Energy Saving Strategies for Mobile Location-Based Services on Android Devices, 9th International IARIA Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, ICWMC, Nice, France, July 21 - 26, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-61208-284-4, pp. 238-243, Thinkmind Digital Library: icwmc_2013_12_20_20060
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