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Android Apps course in Spring 2014

Posted by shankar November - 24 - 2013 - Sunday

This is a course on developing smart phone Apps for the Android tablet. We have offered this course for the past 4 years. Students work in groups of 3 to develop a state-of-the-art App. Android uses Java and a powerful Java library (API calls) that make the job both easier and more sophisticated. In the fall semester, our students worked on urban planning Apps in collaboration with students from urban planning and digital arts. Their Apps will be demonstrated on 12/11, from 5 to 8 PM. The room announcement will be provided here soon. You are welcome!

Syllabus for the spring ’14 course (entitled CEN 4214 – Software Hardware CoDesign) can be found here – I welcome CE (it is a semicore course for CE) and CS undergraduate and graduate students. The prerequisite is a course on programming.   For those who need a refresher/ fast start on Java and OOD, I will teach you with five 90 minute online sessions at start of the semester. This semester’s Apps used mapping, database, camera, location based services, remote server access, and 3-D rendering in the Apps. We expect that Spring semester groups will enhance these Apps and add content map layers, improved user interface, bluetooth, multi-threading, web services, and performance optimization. There are standard APIs for all these aspects, extensively described online with Java doc. Much help (tutorials, design guides, error fixing, etc) is available online and at our Android site (see above). For the fall’13  semester’s projects, go to: https://bitbucket.org/dashboard/overview

Note: The current catalog indicates that AA Transfer students are required to take this course if they missed taking the ‘Fundamentals in Engineering’ course. However, talk to your adviser – and determine whether you are better off taking another semicore course (the new catalog will allow one to take any semicore course).

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