Mobile Applications Mobility
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The use of mobile devices and mobile applications has soared in recent years. People are using mobile devices and applications for everyday tasks. Compared with desktop computers, smart phones have some limitations such as screen size, limited bandwidth and storage capacity that can be a big challenge. Another challenge is to ensure consistency across platforms and devices. In addition to this, a mobile application is short-lived if it is too advanced to be used. In this paper we present the user interface that is adopted in the Smart Media news recommendation project. We are building a mobile news application that retrieves news from all major Norwegian newspapers. The result of this study will be a news system where the main focus will be on the user interface part of the system and how this part can be created. The application can be either downloaded as an app or run on a browser on any mobile devices. It differs from other applications by offering users the ability to change the way news stories are presented. It also offers functionalities such as offline reading/browsing and sharing of news stories through social media. The application has been evaluated both empirically and heuristically during the development process.