Sci-App: Mobile Apps for Science
Every time we use our mobile phone, or log into our email account, our actions are stored in an electronic database. These data are being analyzed and monetized mainly by corporations, despite their potential use for the common good, to solve problems in areas such as public health or urban planning.
The aim of our project is to use smartphones as social sensors for real world data collection. We develop iPhone and Android Apps tracking individual mobility patterns, and provide in exchange clear and proper incentives.