Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data

Anubhav Jain, Julius Adebayo, Eduardo De Leon, Weihua Li, Lalana Kagal, Patrick Meier, Carlos Castillo

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Abstract

With the reactive nature of disaster relief efforts, the response time of NGO's and humanitarian organizations is critical. Organizations cannot predict the next crisis, nor can they build a catch all solution for any future problem. Consequently, the quicker a system is in place following a crisis, the more data can be collected to improve the relief efforts. Data is vital in assessing the severity of a crisis, informing organizations on how to prepare or give aid, and informing the community about an event. Mobile phones in general, and smartphones in particular, are an ideal tool for the collectionof this valuable data. The development effort required to create smartphone applications is usually substantial. There are technical barriers to entry, and usually lengthy development times. Because of this, traditional mobile application development has been limited in its ability to help disaster relief. The Punya framework, presented in this paper, drastically shortens the development time required for Android applications, while supporting the communication and sensor features needed to acquire data during a crisis scenario. Punya's advanced sensor functionality, as well as its data capture and reporting components, allow organizations to build mobile applications quickly that can gather both user and context data as well as visualize results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages255-262
Number of pages8
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventHumanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact, HumTech 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: 12 May 201514 May 2015

Other

OtherHumanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact, HumTech 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period12/5/1514/5/15

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Smartphones
Disasters
Sensors
Mobile phones
Data acquisition
Communication

Keywords

  • crisis data
  • mobile apps
  • punya
  • smartphones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Jain, A., Adebayo, J., De Leon, E., Li, W., Kagal, L., Meier, P., & Castillo, C. (2015). Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 107, pp. 255-262). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.06.080

Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data. / Jain, Anubhav; Adebayo, Julius; De Leon, Eduardo; Li, Weihua; Kagal, Lalana; Meier, Patrick; Castillo, Carlos.

Procedia Engineering. Vol. 107 Elsevier Ltd, 2015. p. 255-262.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jain, A, Adebayo, J, De Leon, E, Li, W, Kagal, L, Meier, P & Castillo, C 2015, Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data. in Procedia Engineering. vol. 107, Elsevier Ltd, pp. 255-262, Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact, HumTech 2015, Boston, United States, 12/5/15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.06.080
Jain A, Adebayo J, De Leon E, Li W, Kagal L, Meier P et al. Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data. In Procedia Engineering. Vol. 107. Elsevier Ltd. 2015. p. 255-262 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.06.080
Jain, Anubhav ; Adebayo, Julius ; De Leon, Eduardo ; Li, Weihua ; Kagal, Lalana ; Meier, Patrick ; Castillo, Carlos. / Mobile Application Development for Crisis Data. Procedia Engineering. Vol. 107 Elsevier Ltd, 2015. pp. 255-262
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