—The framework proposed and implemented in this paper includes a web-based app builder which allows non-programmers to build personalized mobile applications and mechanisms to allow these applications to be shared easily, hence socialisable. Another key feature of the framework allows the created applications to be tagged with an expiry date and then removed from the mobile device once that date is reached, hence expirable. There are many similar mobile applications builder  but none offered both the socialisable and expirable features. Key to the framework that facilitate the support of these features are the Datasource (DS) concept, the Application Engine (AE) that provides the run time environment in the mobile device and a server with cloud database connectivity (SC) that housed sharable data relevant to the applications running in the mobile device.
—Applications, expiry, media, mobile, personalized, sharable, share, social.
The authors are with School of Digital Media and Information Technology, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Hin-Wah Yip, Karl Kwan, and Ying-Ming Ng, "A Framework for Socialisable and Expirable Mobile Apps Built by Non-programmers," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 258-261, 2017.