Ubiquitous Computing: Extending Access To Mobile Data
Pinkerton, Michael David
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We live in a world where fully featured mobile devices (PDA's, etc.) are gaining wider acceptance and usage. As more and more information is collected and stored on these devices, there becomes a greater need for both users and developers to be able to easily access and work with this information, either from desktop machines or from mobile devices. Current solutions to this problem are either cumbersome for users or restrictive to developers. There are two goals of this work: Provide an infrastructure and real-world applications for integrating mobile information into a desktop environment. This integration should be seamless, requiring minimal deviation from how users currently interact with their desktop machines. Allow the mobile devices themselves to collaborate and share information with others. Each device will be a first-class client in the system, not just a passive information repository.