Mobile Applications Need Targeted Micro-Updates

Alvin Cheung, Lenin Ravindranath, Eugene Wu, Samuel Madden, Hari Balakrishnan

Proceedings of APSys 2013


Performing updates for mobile applications is a time-consuming task. In this paper, we propose Satsuma, a service that allows developers easily push targeted updates to mobile devices after deployment. We describe a number of use cases where such updates would be useful, outline the design of Satsuma and its declarative interface for targeting devices, and propose a number of future research directions. We believe that Satsuma can ease mobile application development and enable rapid deployment of application updates.