Sensor Service

While thinking about CloudABI, I realized a similar construct could solve a lot of privacy and complexity issues in mobile platforms.

Suppose you (the person configuring the applications) could select which provider of each sensor input the application would get its data from. This set of providers would be extensible and provided by other apps.

If I wanted to keep my location private, I could get or create an app to provide a plausible spoofed locations, or one to let me set it where ever I want. Or one to that takes in a location, and lowers its precision (ex: so its only enough to pick the county or time zone). Similarly could the accelerometer or compass. you could get an app to de-noise spoof or limit it. It would be great for testing, modularity/simplicity and privacy.

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