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Interactive and Responsive Mobile Applications COMP 8031

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course teaches techniques to measure and improve usability, accessibility, performance and scalability of mobile applications. Tools available through IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) such as the Android Studio are utilized or repurposed to setup testbeds to measure these quality attributes. Impact of modalities, in addition to multitouch, in improving user interaction with the mobile applications is studied. Development of custom layouts, UI components and animation are explored to enhance usability and accessibility. Mobile applications that record, transport, stream and playback rich media, render 2D/3D graphics/animation and augmented reality, store and process large quantities of data locally and schedule tasks with strict deadlines are developed and executed on Android smartphones and tablets with varying form factors as well as wireless networks with varying channel conditions to locate performance and scalability bottlenecks. Strategies to alleviate identified performance and scalability bottlenecks are implemented. These include fine tuning data Input/Output, rendering pipelines and storage structures; exploring opportunities for parallel processing that take advantage of multicore CPUs available on mobile platforms; and adaptive GUI design.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$819.54

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 8031 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 71575

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 71575
  • Domestic fees $819.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Thu 18:30 - 22:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 484
Instructor

Tejinder Randhawa

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$819.54

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email compBSc@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the BScACS program, whichever comes first.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Setup testbeds to assess usability and accessibility of a mobile application.
  • Setup testbeds to benchmark performance of a mobile application.
  • Setup testbeds to load test a mobile application to model its scalability.
  • Improve user interaction with the mobile app by incorporating multimodality and adding custom layouts, UI components and animation.
  • Fine tune network I/O to scale throughput of mobile applications that transport rich media content to varying network conditions.
  • Create scalable data storage in mobile applications by fine tune data I/O, data models and storage structures.
  • Introduce parallel processing in mobile applications to take advantage of multicore CPUs available on smartphone platforms to schedule tasks with tight deadlines and timely completion of CPU intensive processing.
  • Fine tune rendering pipelines in mobile applications to meet the performance requirements of playback of rich media, 2D/3D graphics and animation, and Augmented Reality.

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Interactive and Responsive Mobile Applications (COMP 8031) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Science (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Science (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  3. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  4. Applied Computer Science (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time

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