Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Andreas Johansson; Jonas Svensson MSE-2009:03, pp. 68. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Andreas Johansson, Jonas Svensson,
Titel / Title: Techniques for Software Portability in Mobile Development
Abstrakt Abstract:

When attempting to get a software product to reach a
larger part of the market, portability is a key factor.
Unfortunately, it is often neglected from the software
development cycle, and rather achieved by ad hoc
methods in not very cost-effective ways. This thesis
investigates portability in the context of mobile
development. Previous research in this particular area
has been hard to find, despite there obviously being
special aspects surrounding it which are worth
investigating further. The project was initiated with a
literature study to find out the current state-of-the-art
for portability. After this step the development of a
mobile application was conducted, before which a
market analysis had been carried out in order to explore
which mobile platforms would be the most relevant to
develop it for. The point of this case study was to
attempt to achieve as high a degree of portability as
possible, to later port the application to another
platform. Based on the data gathered from this,
conclusions were drawn and a general model with
guidelines for developing mobile applications with
portability as a main attribute was constructed. Among
the more important lessons learned was that portability
is more important in mobile development, due to the
market being so diverse, while it also is a lot harder to
achieve properly. This research will hopefully help
development teams see the strengths and weaknesses of
mobile application portability more clearly, allowing
them to more easily design for it as well as making it a
more intricate part of their process.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: Mobile Development, Portability

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Civilingenjör i programvaruteknik/Civil engineer in Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/19/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Mia Persson
Examinator / Examiner: Robert Feldt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik
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