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Smart homes with smartphones: Creating a Smart home application for smartphones
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The goal of this master thesis was to evaluate the field of Smart home applications run on mobile platforms such as smart phones. This was at the time a relatively new field that has attracted the attention of Smart phone giants like Apple and Google. This raised the question whether or not the users willingness to embrace the technology.

To evaluate the field, a literature study was conducted covering the Smart home technology, and Apple’s and Google’s Smart home solutions. The rendered in a prototype for a Smart home communication application which was run on the Android platform. The prototype was then used in user tests focusing on the usability of the application and the field of Smart home smart phone applications.

Even though the usability of the application was regarded fairly low, positive results were obtained regarding the evaluation of the field it self. This points to promising progress of Smart home applications run on smart phones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Smart home, Smartphone, HomeKit, Nest
National Category
Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105565OAI: diva2:826636
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The Mobile Life
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Interaktionsteknik och design
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering
2015-06-03, Umeå, 11:15 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-10-11Bibliographically approved

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