Responsiveness analysis tool for android application

Thanaporn Ongkosit, Shingo Takada

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Abstract

Responsiveness is an important type of quality factor in Android application because it directly affects user experience. When the user interface thread performs lengthy operations, the user may feel that the application has become sluggish or frozen. This may lead to a negative user experience, poor review, and loss in market success. This paper proposes a static responsiveness analysis tool for Android applications to find potentially poor responsiveness defects which are difficult to detect by conventional testing methods as they are sensitive to the user environment. This tool finds responsiveness defects by discovering operations invoked in the user interface thread that may block the execution of other operations. We collect these operations according to Android developer guideline and previous related work. The proposed tool successfully found 45 potential responsiveness defects in seven open source Android applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile, DeMobile 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450332255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 17
Event2nd International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile, DeMobile 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2014 Nov 17 → …

Other

Other2nd International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile, DeMobile 2014
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period14/11/17 → …

Keywords

  • Android app
  • Responsiveness
  • Static analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Ongkosit, T., & Takada, S. (2014). Responsiveness analysis tool for android application. In 2nd International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile, DeMobile 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 1-4). [2661695] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2661694.2661695