36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), May 31 – June 7, 2014, Hyderabad, India

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Apps and Energy
Technical Research
Hall 3, Chair: Massimiliano Di Penta
Making Web Applications More Energy Efficient for OLED Smartphones
Ding Li, Angelica Huyen Tran, and William G. J. Halfond
(University of Southern California, USA)
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Abstract: A smartphone’s display is one of its most energy consuming components. Modern smartphones use OLED displays that consume more energy when displaying light colors as op- posed to dark colors. This is problematic as many popular mobile web applications use large light colored backgrounds. To address this problem we developed an approach for auto- matically rewriting web applications so that they generate more energy efficient web pages. Our approach is based on program analysis of the structure of the web application im- plementation. In the evaluation of our approach we show that it can achieve a 40% reduction in display power con- sumption. A user study indicates that the transformed web pages are acceptable to users with over 60% choosing to use the transformed pages for normal usage.


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