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Analysis of the Energy Consumption of JavaScript Based Mobile Web Applications

  • Antti P. Miettinen
  • Jukka K. Nurminen
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)

Abstract

JavaScript is the dominant language of modern web applications. In this research, we have investigated the battery-consumption of JavaScript applications running on mobile phones. In our empirical study, we developed and analysed eight implementations of the same application using different JavaScript libraries. The results show that there are significant differences between different implementations. There is no single factor explaining the performance differences. Furthermore, the performance of different libraries is strongly affected by the communication technology (3G or WLAN). The long latencies that 3G introduces suggest that increasing the parallel execution of server queries has potential for energy and speed improvements.

Keywords

Energy-efficiency mobile services JavaScript web-applications 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antti P. Miettinen
    • 1
  • Jukka K. Nurminen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Nokia Research CenterHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Aalto University School of Science and TechnologyFinland

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