Keep Doing What I Just Did: Automating Smartphones by Demonstration
Rodrigo Maués, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Simone Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
Time: Thu 15:30 - 18:00 | Demo for Paper: 214 | Session: Demos and Posters Session | Location: Demos and Posters Area

Automating tasks can make a smartphone easier to use and more battery efficient. However, currently there is no approach that truly helps end-users to create such automations. In this paper, we explore an approach for automating smartphone tasks by demonstration. We have developed a mobile application called Keep Doing It that continuously records a user’s interactions with hers or his smartphone. After users performed a task that they would like to automate, they can ask our application to create the automation based on their latest actions. Since users only have to use their smartphones, as they would naturally do, to demonstrate automations, we believe that our approach can lower the barrier for creating smartphone automations. Overall, an initial evaluation of the approach suggests that users would be willing to automate their phones by demonstration.

MobileHCI 2013 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

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