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App Nutrition Label
This paper aims to introduce the concept of nutrition label for Apps, and encourages App developers to start assessing the effect of apps before their execution. Presently, the food products, automobiles, equipment, and appliances are all labelled with nutritional/energy consumption facts to provide a sustained lifestyle and environment. Many Apps are developed to view and compare the nutrition and energy facts of similar products. The rapid development of internet technology and mobile devices made App usage ubiquitous and the business and lifestyle are at the fingertip now. However, these Apps have to be defined with standards so as to assist the users in selecting a secured and efficient one suiting to their needs. We have carried out a preliminary analysis to explore the impact of Apps installed on an enterprise, and we envision that the App nutrition label should comprises of functional connectivity, popularity, energy and security information as basic constituents. We have selected the following quantitative and qualitative metrics, namely: degree of functional connectivity, range of connectivity, power consumed and closeness centrality to derive the labels, as they have direct effects on the network. The empirical results on testing Apps activity installed on an enterprise demonstrate the feasibility of framing common App standards, facilitating the customers to be aware of its usage and the security prior to installation.