EE-490(g) / 4 credits

Teacher: Atienza Alonso David

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

This course introduces mobile application programming and system-level power management for Android OS. The students learn to develop low-power Apps on mobile platforms (in tablets, smartphones and smartwatches). Students receive a tablet and a smartwatch, and can use their smartphones if desired.

Content

Keywords

Embedded systems, IoT, mobile platforms, smartphones, smartwatches, Android, system-level design, advanced programming, App.

 

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

- Microprogrammed Embedded Systems (EE-310).

- Lab on Digital Systems Design (EE-390(a)).

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze requirements of Apps to be designed.
  • Assess / Evaluate complexity of a certain App design.
  • Choose the right set of technologies to include an App design.
  • Optimize o optimize an App design to improve performance and reduce power consumption.
  • Implement the required services and modules to design Android Apps.
  • Test the final App design.
  • Discuss the possible bugs and defects found in the App.
  • Select appropriately techniquest to correct those bugs.

Transversal skills

  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools

Teaching methods

The course will include a combination of lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory to understand the baseline technologies and design aspects required in the development of Apps in Android-based. Then, in the last part of the course, it will be developed a project on a topic defined by the students team or the teacher to evaluate the learned technologies in real-life setups.

Expected student activities

Individual exercises in Android-based platforms, interact in the course, develop a complete project in the laboratory working in a team.

 

Assessment methods

The evaluation will be based on a mid-term and a 2- or 3-person project done in the last part of the semester.

 

Resources

Bibliography

List of references provided in class, cf. on the Moodle page of the course.

Support material: lecture slides, lab handouts, code snippets, example applications, solutions to the labs will be available through the Moodle page.

 

 

 

Websites

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Lab on app development for tablets and smartphones
  • Practical work: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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