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COMP548A Developing Mobile Applications

15 Points

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.

Pre Requisite Papers
60 points at 300 level in Computer Science

Corresponding Papers
COMP448 Developing Mobile Applications

Lecturers and Tutors

A Semester

Official Timetable Information

Compulsory Components
All items of assessment are compulsory.

Approximately 8 hours per week.

Required Reading

Recommended Reading
Optional but a useful resource: a subscription to http://commonsware.com

Means of Assessment
4 practical software development tasks.

Assessment Ratio
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 1:0

Assessment Components
There are 4 items of coursework. Each is worth one quarter of the final course grade. Submission dates are as follows:

  • Coursework 1: Friday 27th March
  • Coursework 2: Friday 8th May
  • Coursework 3: Monday 8th June
  • Coursework 4: Wednesday 10th June
Coursework will be practically oriented and focus on design and implementation of a mobile application.

Hand in and Return of Assignments
Assignments will be submitted electronically via Moodle. Grades and feedback will be returned via Moodle.

Attendance Policy
Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.

Lecture Outlines
See Moodle page.

Changes in Response to Course Evaluations
Coursework 1 modified to place more emphasis on implementation rather than UI design.

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