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Watchconnect: a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications

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Watchconnect : a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications. / Houben, S.; Marquardt, N.

CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2015. p. 1247-1256 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. 2015-April).

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Houben, S & Marquardt, N 2015, Watchconnect: a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications. in CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, vol. 2015-April, ACM, New York, pp. 1247-1256. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702215

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Houben, S., & Marquardt, N. (2015). Watchconnect: a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications. In CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1247-1256). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. 2015-April). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702215

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Houben S, Marquardt N. Watchconnect: a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications. In CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. 2015. p. 1247-1256. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702215

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Houben, S. ; Marquardt, N. / Watchconnect : a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications. CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2015. pp. 1247-1256 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

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