Renewed Carat App Gives a Smart Boost to Battery

 
The Carat Project Team at the University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, has published a new version of the popular mobile energy-awareness application.

After launch in June 2012, Carat has helped over 850,000 users, of which 41 per cent have been Android and 59 per cent iOS users, respectively. The new user interface follows modern application design guidelines and presents battery information in a more intuitive and easy to use manner.

- In addition to the new user interface, we have increased the accuracy of the energy saving recommendations of Carat, says Professor Sasu Tarkoma, the leader of this research done at the university.

The user interface features the number of energy intensive applications (Hogs), energy anomalies (Bugs) and user recommendations (Actions) at a glance on the main screen as well as global energy statistics for the device community.

Free application telling you what is using up the battery of your mobile device

Carat is a free application that tells you what is using up the battery of your mobile device, whether that's normal, and what you can do about it. Carat helps you avoid certain energy-hungry applications and compare your battery lifetime to other users. Based on the energy usage data, the Carat Project research team continuously develops new techniques to solve mobile device related energy consumption and battery problems.

The new application version has better support for new versions of the Android operating system, including Android 5.0 and 6.0.

The new version of Carat is currently available for download in Google Play for most Android devices, and the iOS version will be soon published for iOS devices in the App Store.

The newest Carat version is also always available for non-Google Android devices at: http://is.gd/caratandroid

For research on this project, see http://carat.cs.helsinki.fi/#Research

For more information, contact Professor Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, +358 40 506 2163, sasu.tarkoma@helsinki.fi

With kind regards,
Minna Meriläinen-Tenhu, Press Officer, @MinnaMeriTenhu, +358 50 415 0316, minna.merilainen@helsinki.fi

 

 

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03.05.2016 - 09:54

New web pages!

THIS IS THE OLD WEB SITE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The new Computer Science web pages are located on the www.helsinki.fi server.

The address cs.helsinki.fi redirects now to the new pages. This short address can still be used as the web address of the Department. The old site can be found at cs.helsinki.fi/pre2018.

 

Inaugural lectures on Wed 29.11. in the Main Building

New professors of Computer Science will have their inaugural lectures (20 minutes each) on Wednesday 29.11. in the Main Building, Room 6 new side, 3rd. floor.

Before the lecture the Dean Esko Ukkonen will briefly introduce Pan Hui.

14.45 Pan Hui: MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY: BLESSING OR CURSE?

Before the lecture the Vice dean Minna Nyström will briefly introduce Ville Mustonen.

15.15 Ville Mustonen: Voiko evoluutiota ennustaa?

Uni­versity of Hel­sinki elec­ted Nokia Bell Labs part­ner

 
The collaboration between Nokia and the university is tightening in the field of data science; the research into data networks, artificial intelligence, and enhanced reality is receiving more attention.

The Department of Computer Science celebrates its 50th Anniversary

#uhcs50

This year the Department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The festivities include a Jubilee Seminar on Thursday 31 August 2017, at 1-6 p.m., in the Great Hall of the University Main Building (Unioninkatu 34).

uhcs50.cs.helsinki.fi