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EECS 498-001: Constructing Applications for Smartphones

Term: Fall 2009
Course No.: EECS 498-001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Elliot Soloway
Prerequisites: Senior Status in CS or permission of Instructor

Course Description:
This seminar will be a project-oriented, software construction-focused course. We will design and build applications for a broad range of smartphones (e.g., Apple's iPhone, Google's Android, RIM's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile). Students will form project teams for the design and development effort. Each team will choose which platform they will address.

To better inform the design and development efforts, we will review key resources such as websites, blogs, articles, and books. In particular, to help contextualize the construction effort, we will use "The Art of the Start" by Guy Kawasaki as the core textbook in the course.

The intent of the course is to produce commercially viable applications for smartphones.

Admission to course: Senior status in CS required. However, should students from other areas (e.g., business, LS&A) wish to participate, they will need the permission of the instructor.