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[–]ConferenceQA 2 points3 points ago

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Have you talked to Google?

Answer: Yes, we are talking to device manufacturers and library developers such as Google.

[–]nitya 1 point2 points ago

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Optimizations in caching are (as pointed out in the reviews) both desirable and dry in terms of research value. However, this paper is a must-read for me given the analysis of a real-world dataset and the diversity of HTTP libraries studied. On smartphones in particular, as more websites prompt the mobile user to download and install native apps (to complement or replace web visits), it will be interesting to see how (or if) new content-caching strategies emerge.

[–]ConferenceQA 1 point2 points ago

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Rajesh Balan, Singapore Management University: What recommendation do you have for people who are building web applications?

Answer: Requires collaboration between library and application developers. Library developers need to stick to the specification. The application developers need to use caching features. We’ve already seen improvement in Ice Cream Sandwich.

[–]ConferenceQA 1 point2 points ago

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From MSR: In the age of dynamic pages how much is caching relevant?

Answer: Dynamic URLs and static URLs are treated in the same manner.

[–]SumanNath 1 point2 points ago

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Nice work. Have you thought of building a local http proxy on the phone that implements the caching correctly?

[–]Daviddos 0 points1 point ago

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Mobile phones technology is founded on the radio technology developed in the 1940, which formed the foundation for the innovations in police vehicles and cabs, where two way radios allowed two way communications. The earliest mobile phone emerge in 1946, despite the fact that it was both bulky, consumed a lot of power and relied on poor battery technologies. It heralded the introduction of the first ever Mobile Telephone Service in the same year to facilitate automatic call switching, Khosrowpour (2006). Automatic meant that human operators were eliminated. The devices developed by Motorola found immediate use in the military as well as among the richest citizens and businessmen. Better cell phone services were introduced in 1964, and technological developments saw the development of the first portable mobile phone in 1981. Motorola developed the first ever, modern mobile phone in 1983, which was however heavy and relied on poor battery technologies, Hussain & Hussain (2007).

2G and 3G Mobile Phones

The introduction of Motorola’s Motorola Dynastic 8000X (first ever modern cell phone model) marked the start of the 1st Generation cell phones, which led into even faster advancements in technology, Partridge (2011). The emergence of GSM Digital Networks refers to SIM card operated phones that were run by digital networks, boosted the popularity of cell phones across the world, after the services were rolled out across the world. Other technologies such as the microchips, integrated circuits and better performing cellular networks resulted into the replacement of the 1st Generation mobile phones, with 2nd Generation phones, that had better battery technologies and weighed less. Analog transmission systems were fast replaced with digital transmission systems, which yielded increased efficiency and speeds of the new generation mobile phones. By the close of 1999, it became possible to download media content (ringtones) from mobile phones, which was quickly followed by an even more revolutionary innovation, internet accessibility. This marked the emergence of data packet switching and with it, third Generation phones. Data Packet switching refers to electronic splitting up of data into bundles that can be sent and received as a single unit. Full paper: