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MapRecorder: Analysing real-world usage of mobile map applications

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  • G.-L. Savino
  • M. Sturdee
  • S. Rundé
  • C. Lohmeier
  • B. Hecht
  • C. Prandi
  • N.J. Nunes
  • J. Schöning
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/07/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Behaviour and Information Technology
Issue number7
Volume40
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)646-662
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date12/02/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Millions of people use mobile map applications like Google Maps on a regular basis. However, despite these applications' ubiquity, the literature contains very little information about how these applications are used in the real world. As such, many researchers and practitioners seeking to improve mobile map applications may not be able to identify important challenges and may miss major opportunities for innovation. To address this paucity of usage information, we collected and analysed data during unsupervised usage of Google Maps by replacing the standard application with a wrapped version called MapRecorder. In two studies we recorded data from locals and tourists using our application and collected over 580 minutes of actual application usage from 34 users, spanning 555 unique sessions. We identify typical usage scenarios, observe a large amount of map exploration and elucidate generalisable interaction patterns.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Behavior and Information Technology on 12/02/2020, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144929X.2020.1714733