Mobile System Project
2010-2011 - IMT3671 - 5 ECTS

Prerequisite(s)

  • IMT1031 Introduction to Programming Or
  • IMT1241 Basic Java Programming

On the basis of

  • IMT1291 Web Design
  • IMT3661 Mobile System Programming Or
  • IMT2551 Mobile System Fundamentals

Expected learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide the students with experience in developing of a mobile application. The projects are group projects where communication and process are important. At the end of the project the students will have:

  • Improved their ability to work in a group.
  • A deeper understanding of how to develop a mobile solution to a defined problem.
  • Implemented an application on a mobile device which uses multiple sensors and internet connectivity.
  • Gained experience presenting a software solution in a group.
  • Gained experience in user testing and iterative development.

Topic(s)

The students will choose the topic for the project in consultation with the supervisor. The supervisor they will work with will depend of the device the students choose as their target platform. The devices that can be chosen are:

  • Android devices
  • Apple OS mobile devices
  • Maemo Linux based devices for example the N900

Having chosen a platform the students may propose a project or select from a list of research projects provided by the supervisor for each device.

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Student will form groups of 3-4 with a strong encouragement to create a multidisciplinary team, of students from programming and media focused degrees. Student will receive course supervision from course co-ordinator as well as additional supervision from faculty with experience with the chosen platform. The groups will be expected to submit regular progress reports and will receive feedback on their progress.

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, group
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

70% project and 30% oral presentation.

The students will present their project at the end of the course. Both parts of the course must be passed independently.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

A mix of internal and external examiners based on the projects chosen.

Re-sit examination

None

Teaching Materials

There is no textbook, however there will be web based resources from Apple, Google and Nokia which will provide the basis for the projects, with additional textbooks and online resources available for each platform.