State of mobile crowdsourcing applications: A review

Farahidayah Mahmud, Hazleen Aris

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Abstract

The proliferation of mobile devices has changed the way people communicate and perform their day-to-day dealings. In particular, the widespread availability of mobile devices has enabled information distribution and sharing to be done almost instantly at your fingertips. Companies and organisations are also taking advantage of this phenomenon by changing the way they accomplish their tasks. From traditionally employing people to do the tasks, they now crowdsource the tasks to the public who can easily access the tasks through their mobile devices. As a result, many mobile crowdsourcing applications have been developed for this purpose. In this paper, the result of a systematic literature review performed in an attempt to understand the current state of mobile crowdsourcing applications that exist today is presented. The aim is to identify the potential categorisation of the applications in a way that enables the researchers to understand the current situation and hence determine the direction of future research in this area. Mobile crowdsourcing applications under review came from both; research and industry. Results obtained from the review showed that mobile crowdsourcing applications from the traffic and navigation category are mostly developed and majority of the mobile crowdsourcing applications only exist in mobile form. Finding from the review also showed that most mobile crowdsourcing applications from the industry are offered in both platforms; iOS and Android.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationVirtuous Software Solutions for Big Data
EditorsJasni Mohamad Zain, Mazlina Abdul Majid, Mohamed Ariff Ameedeen, Ruzaini Abdullah Arshah, Zafril Rizal M Azmi, Zuriani Mustaffa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages27-32
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367226
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2015
Event4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015 - Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

Publication series

Name2015 4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015: Virtuous Software Solutions for Big Data

Other

Other4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityKuantan, Pahang
Period19/08/1521/08/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Mahmud, F., & Aris, H. (2015). State of mobile crowdsourcing applications: A review. In J. M. Zain, M. A. Majid, M. A. Ameedeen, R. A. Arshah, Z. R. M. Azmi, & Z. Mustaffa (Eds.), 2015 4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015: Virtuous Software Solutions for Big Data (pp. 27-32). [7333118] (2015 4th International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, ICSECS 2015: Virtuous Software Solutions for Big Data). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSECS.2015.7333118