Interdroid Versioned Databases: Decentralized Collaborative Authoring of Arbitrary Relational Data for Android Powered Mobile Devices
Complex interactions in software development have led to the creation of version control systems to manage source code. These systems have become increasingly flexible and support disconnected and decentralized operations.
However the authoring of other types of data has remained behind and often relies on centralized and online solutions. This is a big problem in the mobile market where applications are encouraged to use relational databases to store their information but little help is offered to allow synchronization and collaboration with peers.
The Interdroid Versioned Databases (IVDb) framework is an integrated solution for collaboratively editing and sharing of arbitrary relational data on the Android mobile platform. It is a reusable framework that addresses the storage, versioning and synchronization needs of applications, freeing developers of considerable design and programming effort.
KeywordsRelational Database Content Provider Computer Support Cooperative Work Android Platform Collaborative Application
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