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Exploratory analysis of mobile app usage in relation to distance from home


Zingaro, Donatella; Reichenbacher, Tumasch (2022). Exploratory analysis of mobile app usage in relation to distance from home. In: International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS2022), Munich / Augsburg, Germany, 12 September 2022 - 14 September 2022, 59-67.

Abstract

We present a first exploratory analysis of app usage collected from 38 participants with the tappigraphy approach. In addition to collecting tapping data of our participants, we registered the GPS locations during their phone sessions. Our analysis entails the density estimation of smartphone session usage and the inspection of potential effects of distance from the home location on participants' number of taps in apps, differences in the number of taps on map and other apps, and finally on time spent on map apps. We found different behavioural patterns of mobile app usage on an individual level. However, overall, there are no significant differences in tap density across map and other app categories over the distance from home. Nonetheless, we argue that these preliminary results are crucial to investigate app usage behaviour on smartphones further and put a solid basis on the validation of tappigraphy as a method in the field of LBS and GIScience.

Abstract

We present a first exploratory analysis of app usage collected from 38 participants with the tappigraphy approach. In addition to collecting tapping data of our participants, we registered the GPS locations during their phone sessions. Our analysis entails the density estimation of smartphone session usage and the inspection of potential effects of distance from the home location on participants' number of taps in apps, differences in the number of taps on map and other apps, and finally on time spent on map apps. We found different behavioural patterns of mobile app usage on an individual level. However, overall, there are no significant differences in tap density across map and other app categories over the distance from home. Nonetheless, we argue that these preliminary results are crucial to investigate app usage behaviour on smartphones further and put a solid basis on the validation of tappigraphy as a method in the field of LBS and GIScience.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Research Priority Programs > Digital Society Initiative
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:14 September 2022
Deposited On:09 Dec 2022 10:57
Last Modified:23 Mar 2023 10:32
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:http://conferences.lfk.lrg.tum.de/lbs2022/proceedings.html