Argos: Building a Web-Centric Application Platform on Top of Android

Rich Gossweiler
Colin McDonough
James Lin
IEEE Pervasive Computing, 10(4)(2011), pp. 10-14


How do you combine the strengths of the Web with the native capabilities of the phone? Anyone who has learned how to write a native mobile application knows that it's not straightforward. If developers could apply their knowledge of designing Web applications to smartphone application design, they could leverage years of experience to rapidly accelerate phone application development. In this article, we describe the approach, introduce the Argos system, compare Argos with related platforms, detail its architecture, and discuss current conclusions and future work.