This paper introduces a framework for developing mobile apps. The framework relies heavily on app stores and, particularly, on online reviews from app users. The underlying idea is that app stores are proxies for users because they contain direct feedback from them. Such feedback includes feature requests and bug reports, which facilitate design and testing respectively. The framework is supported by MARA, a prototype system designed to automatically extract relevant information from online reviews.


Mobile apps engineering app stores online reviews 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Iacob
    • 1
  • Rachel Harrison
    • 1
  • Shamal Faily
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom

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