The advancements in computing have resulted in a boom of cheap, ubiquitous, connected mobile devices as well as seemingly unlimited, utility style, pay as you go computing resources, commonly referred to as Cloud computing. However, taking full advantage of this mobile and cloud computing landscape, especially for the data intensive domains has been hampered by the many heterogeneities that exist in the mobile space as well as the Cloud space. Our research focuses on exploiting the capabilities of the mobile and cloud landscape by defining a new class of applications called cloud mobile hybrid (CMH) applications and a Domain Specific Language (DSL) based methodology to develop these applications. We define Cloud-mobile hybrid as a collective application that has a Cloud based back-end and a mobile device front-end. Using a single DSL script, our toolkit is capable of generating a variety of CMH applications. These applications are composed of multiple combinations of native Cloud and mobile applications. Our approach not only reduces the learning curve but also shields developers from the complexities of the target platforms. We provide a detailed description of our language and present the results obtained using our prototype generator implementation. We also present a list of extensions that will enhance the various aspects of this platform.
Ranabahu, A. H.,
Sheth, A. P.,
& Thirunarayan, K.
(2010). Power of Clouds In Your Pocket: An Efficient Approach for Cloud Mobile Hybrid Application Development. Proceedings of the IEEE Second International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, 496-503.