Context awareness makes your smartphone smarter. For example, a context aware phone would know that you are taking a flight out of San Francisco airport at 11am, because it has access to your calendar. It knows that you were driving from your speed and location, and it also knows that you’re now looking for a parking spot. It’ll help you find one and remember where it is. Now you’re in the terminal, but you’re late, so it’ll guide you to the shortest security line and tell you which gate you need to be at. Finally, it’ll advise you to run to make the flight and it’ll bring up your electronic boarding pass for you, just in time to show it to the flight attendant.
Sensor data provides real-time confirmation of user activities that other information sources, like calendars or emails can only infer. The MotionQ Context Aware Library is a key enabler to new generations of smart mobile devices, because it is designed to:
- Utilize sensors with low power consumption
- Minimize computation when contexts are not changing
- Use other sensors and system data as needed to assure context detection accuracy