Habito News is a research tool that we use to investigate how to make a smartphone change its user interface to better suit the individual user. We, at UCL (http://habito.cs.ucl.ac.uk/), are particularly interested in how people read the news on smartphones and user interfaces for news apps.

We will be asking you to download and sign up with Habito News. The app will record how you read the news although you won't be aware of this. It will be recording the different actions you make with the app, like choosing to read an article, the time of the day and your current location (in map coordinates). This data will be stored on our server and will be completely secure. We will not share the data with anyone or ever reveal your name to anyone. If we publish the results of the research, the data will be pooled together and will be anonymous. When the research is completed we will delete the data.

Please ask us (mconstantinides@cs.ucl.ac.uk) if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. It is up to you to decide whether to take part of not. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.

All data will collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Read more

What’s New

Updated for the evaluation study
Read more

Additional information

24 April 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.3 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Marios Constantinides
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United Kingdom)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.