What does your research software do?
The SmartPhoneMate meter records and collects information about participants'
mobile phone data usage. This may include messaging services, mobile web
browsing activity, usage and titles of downloaded applications and files
as well as usage of cameras, video streaming and other utilities on the
mobile device. The meter may also collect information regarding the web
pages you view, the links you access, and usage times for certain device
activities (e.g. text messaging, call lengths, and web browsing).
Maintaining our panel members' privacy
is our number one priority. Therefore, we do not collect or view the text
or other personal content in any of our panel members files including the
actual content of text, email or instant messages, image files either downloaded
or captured via the camera on a phone, or contact, address book or calendar
entries saved on the phone. Please read our Privacy
for more information.
What kind of phone do I need to own
to participate in your panel?
Research participants must own an activated smartphone model that is on
the list of currently supported mobile phones. A smartphone is a mobile
phone which already comes installed with additional applications and functions,
such as email, calendar, and games. Smartphones are different from other
phones in that they use operating systems such as Windows Mobile or Symbian
which allow phone owners to install additional software applications on
their phones. These software applications are made available by the mobile
service provider or by other companies who provide software applications
for mobile phones.
Please see our
list of currently supported mobile devices.