Experiences in developing mobile applications using the Apricot Agent Platform

Petteri Alahuhta (Corresponding Author), Henri Löthman, Heli Helaakoski

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The trend of increasing mobile services has set a new challenge for service providers: how to develop more advanced and user-friendly, context-aware and personalized mobile services for the users.
Apricot Agent Platform is an agent-based software platform designed for developing context-aware and personalized mobile services. Apricot Agent Platform supports the development of user-friendly mobile services by providing tools for combining various mobile and Internet-based services.
Apricot agent architecture consists of an agent platform, agents and agent containers. For the developers of mobile services, it provides built-in functionality and communication mechanism.
Furthermore, this paper describes four demonstrators that are built up on the Apricot Agent Platform to evaluate the usability and efficiency of the platform in the processes of building mobile services.
The outcome of the evaluation indicates relatively promising results and the further target for development is revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalPersonal and Ubiquitous Computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • mobile applications
  • mobile services
  • agent platform
  • context awareness
  • personalization


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