Motivation Smartphone users are unable to preemptively identify potential mobile application malware. We developed Securacy, a mobile application that: crowdsources users’ concerns of application’s security and privacy (i.e., securacy); informs the users of potential risks; reveals hidden application network connections to servers; and pinpoints the applications’ servers location. We propose an alternative for handling permissions […] Read More

RPi Chronicles

Fix SDCard not booting Edit your /boot/config.txt file and add this to your kernel line: sdhci-bcm2708.emmc_clock_freq=100000000 Fix WiFi: Realtek RTL8188CUS I bought this micro WLAN adapter. Unfortunately, the power management is active on this particular adapter on the kernel drivers and it will turn off and disable itself from time to time. Lets start by […] Read More

OneTouch – person-centric communication

    OneTouch represents a revolution in unified communications. OneTouch empowers the mobile workforce by providing a user-centric mobile experience that puts you in control, whether your at work or at home. OneTouch’s design went beyond current solutions to address the needs of the mobile workforce. Whether your on a call or checking emails, OneTouch’s […] Read More

Overcharged – saving your battery

Most smartphones alert the user for charging when the battery reaches critical levels, but do not notify the user when it has finished charging. This application does it, personalised by the user using notification sound, vibration, LED light and voice (with the Text-to-Speech) functionality on Android devices. Motivation Every year, $22 million dollars are spent […] Read More

Ambient Notifier – peripheral attention

The Ambient Notifier is a standalone device designed to reduce the frequency of explicit interaction between users and their mobile devices which are due to users wishing to remain updated about the status of their phone. Motivation Mobile phones are becoming an increasingly ubiquitous technology due to their widespread penetration in the public, their growing […] Read More

OuluRest – location-aware restaurant finder

Finding an open restaurant after 7pm at Oulu is mission almost impossible. OuluRest was a public display application geared to show where to eat, and how to get there based on where you are. Workshop The 1st International UBI Summer School was held in Oulu, Finland, on May 31 – June 4, 2010. The purpose […] Read More

SmartMail – digital physical mail

SmartMail is a sensor augmented mailbox that notifies you on your email when you have mail. No more checking for mail unnecessarily! Motivation Don’t you just hate it when you go and check your mailbox to find it empty? What if you already knew when you actually have something inside it beforehand? SmartMail was a […] Read More