App Design and Specification
You are to come up with a semi -original idea for a mobile application. You are to consider what the major functions of the app will be. You are also to develop data models for the apps' important information. Discuss your idea/s with the lecturer/tutors assigned to help you with your study. When the idea has been developed document the following (if applicable):
•A brief description of what the app is and what it does.
•A brief discussion of the motivation for producing the app, i.e. who will use the app and why they will use the app (target audience).
•A summary of the major tasks to be completed in developing the app.
•A specification (UML) for the major variables and data structures used in developing the application.
Client App Development
The main tasks to be evaluated are:
•Is the css file appropriately used for style elements?
•Is the structure of the html appropriate for a mobile application and are all necessary sections of html complete?
Server App Development
The node server scripts used to support client networking are to be documented.
Source files can be included as appendices.
Database Use and Development
The use of server and cloud databases by the app is also to be documented.
App Testing, business and marketing plan, research
Document the business plan for your app in your documentation. To do this you must determine your market demographics, how big you estimate the market is, and estimate how much you think you would be able to charge for the app. From this estimate revenue for your first year. Next estimate development, testing, marketing, maintenance costs and other costs for the year. Will you make a profit in the first year? In the second year?
Finally discuss how you will go about marketing your product.
Also include discussion of research done on research area relevant to the app. This includes researching for similar apps in stores and researching literature on any areas relevant to app (e.g. security, cloud computing, location awareness, social impacts).
You should zip/ rar / tar the documentation and source code for the client and server used to develop your project into an archive file. Submit this .zip, .rar or .tar document online using Moodle in the study week. If you are going to be late with this, let your lecturer know in person or by email to arrange an alternate delivery mechanism. If this item is not submitted by the end of study week, late penalties will apply.