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Designing context-sensitive applications is challenging. We design
and implement SmartReminder to explore designing context-sensitive
applications and to demonstrate how the SOLAR system can be used
in developing such applications. SmartReminder is an application
that reminds the user based on contextual information. Current
appointment-reminder applications remind the user about their
appointments at an arbitrarily specified time. For instance, they
might remind the user ten minutes before each appointment.
SmartReminder, on the other hand, uses contextual information,
like location, to better estimate the appropriate reminder time
for each appointment. It reminds the user based on where they are,
where they need to be, and how long it will take them to get
there. This paper presents SmartReminder as an illustration of how
context-sensitive applications can be designed using the SOLAR
system for dissemination of contextual information.
Senior Honors Thesis. Advisor: David Kotz.
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Arun Mathias, "SmartReminder: A Case Study on Context-Sensitive Applications." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2001-392, June 2001.
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