Development & functioning :
Smartphones have powerful and advanced sensors. Apps can measure all sorts of light, movements and locations, they share a common codebase to interface with standardized backend services and consist of open-source technologies. The mobile platform connects the asynchronous mobile frontend to the scientific backend and makes direct interaction possible.
The platform aims to combine sensor and user data (with great and legal respect to privacy), doing the reduction on the phone where needed (or backend) and distributing datasets for immediate feedback to the user and further analysis by scientists.