Mobile Application Development in FLOSS Platform: A Collaborative Network Approach

Qiqi Jiang, Chuan-Hoo Tan, Kwok-Kee Wei

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Abstract

We are deluged by wide variety of mobile applications (thereafter terms as mobile apps) to run on our mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. However, few studies have been conducted to investigate the issue of how mobile applications are developed in academia so far. In order to bridge such gap, we collected data on mobile application development projects from the largest FLOSS (Free and open-source software) platform, i.e., SourceForge, longitudinally. Four key indicators, graph density, reciprocity, modularity, and dyad census asymmetry, which had been drawn from previous social network literatures, were adopted to investigate the collaborative network. We found that the interactive collaboration was especially important for mobile application development process. Developers formed centralized/mutual structure for collaboration instead of several collaborative subdivisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design : Cultural Differences in Everyday Life
EditorsPatrick Rau
Volume2
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2013
Pages228-236
ISBN (Print)9783642391361
ISBN (Electronic)9783642391378
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2013: In the context of HCI International 2013 - The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
Conference number: 5
http://www.hcii2013.org/index.php?module=pagesmith&id=77

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2013
Number5
LocationThe Mirage Hotel
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/201326/07/2013
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8024 LNCS
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Open source software
  • Mobile applications development
  • Social network analysis

Cite this

Jiang, Q., Tan, C-H., & Wei, K-K. (2013). Mobile Application Development in FLOSS Platform: A Collaborative Network Approach. In P. Rau (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Design: Cultural Differences in Everyday Life (Vol. 2, pp. 228-236). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 8024 LNCS https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39137-8