This paper will consider the design and implementation of applications for mobile devices covering topics such as: mobile application software architectures; development platform options; design and evaluation of small-screen touch-based user interfaces; leveraging technologies such as global positioning, near-field communication and orientation/environmental sensing; mobile web applications. Practical work will use the Android platform and so the paper is best-suited to students with experience of Java programming.
60 points at 300 level in Computer Science
COMP548 Developing Mobile Applications
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All items of assessment are compulsory.
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3 practical software development tasks.
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 1:0
There are 3 items of coursework. Each is worth one third of the final course grade. Submission dates are as follows:
Coursework will be practically oriented and focus on design and implementation of a mobile application.
- Coursework 1: Friday 27th March
- Coursework 2: Friday 8th May
- Coursework 3: Monday 8th June
Assignments will be submitted electronically via Moodle. Grades and feedback will be returned via Moodle.
Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material may be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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Coursework 1 modified to place more emphasis on implementation rather than UI design.
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