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Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Computing Platforms
Prof. Matthew Turk (contact info)
Office hours: Tuesday 9:30-11:30am or by appointment, or drop by and see if I'm available (2163 Frank Hall)
Tues/Thurs 3:00-4:50pm in Phelps 2510
Course mailing list: http://lists.cs.ucsb.edu/mailman/listinfo/mobile
- The latest IDC report on smartphone shipments: Android at 59%, iOS at 23% of smartphone shipments in Q1 of 2012. Samsung is the Android leader with 45% of all Android-based smartphone shipments. Overall, smartphone shipments increased 50% from a year ago.
- Here are interesting and comprehensive UN and WHO reports on mobile health
- Here's an interesting video about the Nokia 808 PureView 41MP camera.
- Forwarded by Krishna: Elsevier has a contest for journal-based mobile apps
- There will be a tutorial at CVPR in June on "computer vision on rolling shutter cameras." The outline gives a good list of the various issues.
- Here's an app (and an explanation of it) that captures an Android phone's sensor data and saves it up in a CSV file (Excel-readable).
- The University of Central Florida has made available a dataset of mobile phone sensor readings corresponding to human actions (running, walking, biking, climbing stairs, etc.) - for research in automatic classification of human activity.
- Reminder: There is no class on Thursday (May 1). You may want to use this time to meet with your project group.
- Here's a recent market share report that puts Android at 51% and iOS at 31% in the US smartphone market (in numbers of subscribers) in the past three months. An article on this report with more numbers and analysis is here. A more thorough report through 2011 is here.
- This is a little worrisome - multimodal theft of sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
- The due date for the final project proposal has been pushed back to Thursday (4/26).
- Bigger battery or thinner phone? HTC's take on this.
- The topic presentations will be posted with the class slides.
- See the Assignments page for updated info on the project proposals - tentative proposal due Friday 4/20.
- Development links (for Android, iOS, WP, and cross-platform) have been posted on the Links page.
- In case you haven't seen the announcement of Google's new Project Glass: info, video, report, report (or just do a web search!)
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- Course updates and announcements will be posted here. Links to the syllabus, schedule, etc. are not yet active.
- Note: Students will be expected to provide their own Android or iOS device (phone or tablet) for development. (Craigslist is a good source for relatively inexpensive devices.) A cellular plan is not necessary.