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A Measurement Study of the Quality of Zero Line Programming Technique for Smartphones’ Applications

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Smartphones and their applications proliferated in the past decade. Subscribers attempt to utilize their smartphones as computers. Smartphones’ applications started to compete with standalone and web applications. Enterprises began to offer their services on the web and as smartphone applications. However, many smartphones’ platforms exist. This fact complicates the job of the developers on one hand, and increases the number of programmers an enterprise hires on the other hand. To tackle this issue, zero line programming (ZLP) approach has emerged. In this work, a measurement of quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) of ZLP technique has been conducted. A dynamic web-crawler has been implemented to harvest applications information from Appmakr market, which is a market of ZLP’s applications. Our results show that ZLP paradigm can help to solve the cross platform issue. In addition, we demonstrated that advertisements are required for users to find and download ZLP applications. Finally, users should provide more feedbacks ‘through rating’ to allow the developers to enhance their applications and provided services.
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Quality of Service (QoS); Quality of Experience (QoE); Zero Line Programming Applications; ZLP; Smartphones

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