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2013 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (2013)
Eindhoven Netherlands
Sept. 22, 2013 to Sept. 28, 2013
ISSN: 1063-6773
pp: 476-479
Roberto Minelli , Fac. of Inf., Univ. of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Michele Lanza , Fac. of Inf., Univ. of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Mobile applications, also known as apps, are dedicated software systems that run on handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers. The apps business has in a few years turned into a multi-billion dollar market. From a software engineering perspective apps represent a new phenomenon, and there is a need for tools and techniques to analyze apps. We present SAMOA, a visual web-based software analytics platform for mobile applications. It mines software repositories of apps and uses a set of visualization techniques to present the mined data. We describe SAMOA, detail the analyses it supports, and describe a methodology to understand apps from a structural and historical perspective. The website of SAMOA, containing the screen cast of the tool demo, is located at
Software, Mobile communication, Ecosystems, Androids, Humanoid robots, History, Visualization

R. Minelli and M. Lanza, "SAMOA -- A Visual Software Analytics Platform for Mobile Applications," 2013 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance(ICSM), Eindhoven Netherlands, 2014, pp. 476-479.
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