Makers of Funf framework acquired by Google
Behavio, the company developing the open source Android sensor framework Funf, has been acquired by Google only days after the release of Funf 0.4. Behavio has announced that it will be shutting down its closed alpha program, which was built on top of Funf to evaluate crowd trends and behaviour, to allow the team to concentrate on "working on exciting things within Google". The developers will, however, continue to maintain the open source version of Funf.
Funf was developed at the MIT Media Lab by Nadav Aharony, Alan Gardner and Cody Sumter with the goal to provide open access to, and analyse, data collected by built-in sensors on Android smartphones. To do so, Behavio received funding from the Knight Foundation last year and the project was also recently accepted as a mentoring organisation for the Google Summer of Code 2013.
The source code for Funf is available under the LGPLv3 licence from Google Code.