AWARE is an Android, iOS and OSX framework dedicated to instrument, infer, log and share mobile context information, for application developers, researchers and smartphone users. AWARE captures hardware-, software-, and human-based data. The data is then analyzed using AWARE plugins. They transform data into information you can understand.
Individuals: Record your own data
No programming skills are required. The mobile application allows you to enable or disable sensors and plugins. The data is saved locally on your mobile phone. Privacy is enforced by design, so AWARE does not log personal information, such as phone numbers or contacts information. You can additionally install plugins that will further enhance the capabilities of your device, straight from the client.
Scientists: Run studies
Running a mobile related study has never been easier. Install AWARE on the participants phone, select the data you want to collect and that is it. If you use the AWARE dashboard, you can request your participants’ data, check their participation and remotely trigger mobile ESM (Experience Sampling Method) questionnaires, anytime and anywhere from the convenience of your Internet browser. The framework does not record the data you need? Check our tutorials to learn how to create your own plugins, or just contact us to help you with your study! Our research group is always willing to collaborate.
Developers: Make your apps smarter
Nothing is more stressful than to interrupt a mobile phone user at the most unfortunate moments. AWARE provides application developers with user’s context using AWARE’s API. AWARE is available as an Android library. User’s current context is shared at the operating system level, thus empowering richer context-aware applications for the end-users.
AWARE Framework client for OSX is developed by Yuuki Nishiyama (Tokuda Laboratory, SFC, Keio University). Also, AWARE framework and AWARE Framework client (for Android) were created by Denzil Ferreira (Community Imaging Group, University of Oulu) and his group originally.
AWARE Framework Client for Mac OS X uses following external libraries via CocoaPod.
- Connect to MQTT server
- for controlling a study from AWARE dashboard
- for ESM/EMA
- Add more sensors
- memory, battery, wifi, bluetooth, etc.
- Add data visualisers
- Add a Google Login method
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