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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
ABSTRACT
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 http://samoa.inf.usi.ch/about.
INDEX TERMS
Software, Mobile communication, Ecosystems, Androids, Humanoid robots, History, Visualization
CITATION

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.
doi:10.1109/ICSM.2013.76
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