The current iFishWatcher project is part of the FishWatcher project based on the previous iAngle project. iAngle is a spin-off in cooperation with IFM-Geomar Kiel, which addressed several security/privacy and usability requirements that were identified in the ongoing work of the EU project PICOS. PICOS focused on improved privacy, trust and identity management aspects of mobile communities. Several real-world communities were taking part in the PICOS project, including an angler community. A prototypical application for mobile phones was implemented by PICOS to support several angling-related usage scenarios like private catch diaries, sharing information about watercourses and fishing spots or chatting with other anglers. Our research group at the University of Siegen has adopted the PICOS concepts and has developed a user friendly angler application on the apple iPhone platform considering the most interesting PICOS requirements for the angling community. In order to accomplish these requirements along with an optimized usability, we developed the iAngle application in close collaboration with usability and privacy experts as well as with represantatives from the same angling community that participated in PICOS. Our application supports an angler community by allowing anglers to share points of interest like fishing spots or watercourses. Additionally it provides functionality for synchronous and asynchronous communication. Furthermore, users can search for fish species in an online database.
iFishWatcher is being integrated with the FishBase international database and focus on security and privacy evaluation there! The main target is to go in soon online (Apple App Store). Later, privacy-respecting collaborative capabilities (e.g. community chat, contacts etc.) developed in iAngle should be integrated step by step and evaluated with a larger community using the iFishWatcher iOS App.
Videos and Screenshots
Demo videos of the iAngle prototype:
- First Start of Application and add Buddy
- Real time chat
- Change location manually
- Change location with GPS
- Create blurred fishingspot
First screenshots and demo video of the new version of iFishWatcher with online FishBase integration:
Prof. Dr. Dogan Kesdogan, Mohamed Bourimi, Marcel Heupel.
Project Partners IFM GeoMar at the University of Kiel
Dr. Bernd Ueberschär, Dr. Rainer Froese.
FishBase Integration Team
Ma. Josephine Barile, Christian Stacy Militante.
iFishWatcher Project Participants (Students at the University of Siegen)
Christian Neumann (Developer), Julian Dax (Developer), Yassin Daanoun (Developer), Oliver Dreisbach (End-user communication/Project coordination/Mockups/Modelling/Analysis), Mucahit Soy (Static Code Analysis and Testing), Vecihe Aslan (Testing), Medya Miran (Testing).
Former Participants (iAngle)
Dr. Thomas Barth, Eva Ganglbauer, Philipp Kropp, Dr. Dhiah Abu-Tair, Dr. Ricardo Tesoriero
A generic location-based mobile application framework supporting privacy-preserving end-user tailorability
To appear in IEEE Xplore as part of the proceeding of: International Confernce on Future Generation Communication 2012, At London, UK
Towards Secure and At-Runtime Tailorable Customer-Driven Public Cloud Deployment
Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2012 IEEE International Conference on.
Enhancing Privacy in Mobile Collaborative Applications By Enabling End-User Tailoring Of The Distributed Architecture
International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), Volume 3, Issue 4, p. 563 - 572, December 2011
Mobile applications for the angling community
To appear in the proceedings of 6th World Recreational Fishing Conference, August 1-4, 2011, Berlin
Building Usable and Privacy-Preserving Mobile Collaborative Applications for Real-Life Communities: A Case Study Based Report
Appeared in the Proceedings of International Conference on Information Society (i-Society), 2010
Eine datenschutzfreundliche, ortsbezogene Groupware für das iPhone
Essener Workshop zur Netzsicherheit 2010 (EWNS10), 2010