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Implementing Monitoring Systems in Mobile Applications – a Case Study


  • Octavian DOSPINESCU


  • Roxana-Marina STRAINU



During the last years, the evolution of mobile applications allowed the developers to become more and more creative. In this way, we can imagine many applications models with a real impact in the real life. In this article we are trying to present a case study for a monitoring sys-tem using the Android platform and the benefits of computer networks. We use the power of mobile sockets and mobile threads, integrating them in a complex architecture in order to ob-tain a real monitoring system. As an immediate application, we propose a baby monitoring sys-tems so that the children could be remotely supervised by their parents. The case study is based on an Android mobile client-server architecture and also uses the capabilities offered by the phone’s speaker and microphone. We intend to have a robust application and that’s why we in-itially preferred Network Service Discovery and Android P2P, but these functionalities are im-plemented starting with Android 4.1. So, we emulated all these functionalities by using a model based on sockets and server sockets.

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  • Octavian DOSPINESCU & Roxana-Marina STRAINU, 2014. "Implementing Monitoring Systems in Mobile Applications – a Case Study," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(4), pages 120-130.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:4:p:120-130

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    1. Luminita HURBEAN & Doina FOTACHE, 2013. "Mobile Technology: Binding Social and Cloud into a New Enterprise Applications Platform," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(2), pages 73-83.
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