The Phone Usage App
The COSMOS Phone Usage App (XMobiSense) is now available to download directly onto your phone from the international COSMOS website
If you are a UK COSMOS participant with an Android smartphone (e.g. Samsung, Moto, LG etc.) you can help by installing the app on your phone for a short period (at least 2 weeks). Please visit the international COSMOS website for instructions, and take care to select the UK version of the app.
The app is an important addition to the study as it allows us to collect important phone usage information we cannot obtain from network operators (e.g. use of speaker phone or other hands-free kits, which side of the head voice calls are made on, and the amount of data uploaded or downloaded, including whether this occurs over the mobile phone network or over a WiFi network).
The app does not collect any personally identifiable information such as phone numbers, the content of calls or messages, websites visited or any other personal information. The app does not reduce battery life and, only when WiFi connection is available, it will upload data to a secure server at Imperial College.