There are times when we have to delete our favorite app from our smartphone just because the phone is running out of storage. And the phone is repeatedly giving us the message “Delete Data”.
Now, Sureah Bagshi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, and colleagues have devised a solution to this problem in the form of “App Streaming”.
This technique is basically similar to the popular video streaming service “Netflix”, The movie you watch must be broadcast from company server to your computer or smart TV but not secure. Something similar has been done in app streaming.
To put this technology into practice, Bugshi and colleagues have also created a software called “App Streamer” that they have tested on many mobile game users. Apps that use app streamers take up minimal space on their smartphones, and when launched, they connect to a cloud server and download all the necessary data, source code, videos and graphics and run them at the same time. And when they are switched off, the smartphone automatically deletes all of these things.
During the app streamer trial, most users playing the game did not realize that data was being streamed from a cloud server, but rather that they understood that all data was stored on the smartphone.
Bugshi says the need to save data on the smartphone from the App Streamer will be reduced by 85%, while the software can also be used to download more data at the same speed of Internet connection.
With this app, will the problem of low storage mobiles be reduced?