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Course Description

This course will explore efficient strategies to design and implement applications and services for this emerging class of mobile phone platforms. The course will start with an overview various mobile platforms that are broadly available today. It will be followed by a roughly 8-9 week period where the students will be led through a series of laboratory exercises in building simple applications. The platform of choice may vary across different semesters. Beyond this 8-9 week period, the course will foray into broad array of topics in developing such applications and services, that include wireless communication issues, location-based services, cloud-based design, energy consumption and efficiency issues, human-computer interaction for small form factor devices, and system integration.

The main focus of the course will be a semester-long programming project that will be done in groups. Students will be required to quickly come up to speed with their programming platform, define a specific project objectives in detail, and showcase a full application by the end of the semester.

Syllabus PDF

Required text

There are no required texts for this course as most of the material will be drawn from diverse articles.

Platform for Spring 2020

The instructional part of the course will be based on Java and Android. The teaching staff will only be able to assist students on this platform. The set of assignments provided in the first 8-9 weeks, will also be based on that platform. If you are interested in other platforms, such as iOS, there is no instructional support available for it. However, you are allowed to do your main project in any platform of your choice, e.g., iOS, Android, or anything else. If you are able to do the programming assignments on such other platforms without any instructional support, that is also acceptable. But please note that for Spring 2020, no other platforms will be supported from the instructional standpoint.

General Information

Class Time MWF 2.30-3.45pm (On Mondays class will end at 3.30pm)
Room CS 1240


Instructor Teaching Assistant 1 Teaching Assistant 2
Name Suman Banerjee TBD TBD
Office CS 7391 send email send email
Office hours after class

Please confirm meetings by email before you show up for office hours.

Class Mailing List
Final Exam None



Assignments will be due by the end of the class as will be explained during the course. Late assignments will not be accepted, so turn in whatever you have done.

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Course Overview and Syllabus

Example class projects

407-spring2020.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/14 14:53 by suman