Mobile Applications Design and Development

EE5415 Semester B 2018/2019


April 17, 2019: Page Requirement of the Final Report

The page requirement of the final report is changed to "Not less than 4 pages per members excluding figures, table, source code, etc.".

April 11, 2019: Final Report Submission

I would like to remind that the deadline for the final report submission is 26th April 2019 (week 14). Here are the details of the requirements for the final report submission:
  • Hard copy of the final report (Submit it to my office Room G6506)
  • Soft copy of the final report, presentation ppt file, source code of project in zip file, apk file, and promotion video are sent to course gmail account (
  • If your app will be available in the Google Play, please send your link within your submission email.

April 11, 2019: Final Exam Arrangement

The final exam of EE5415 will be held at 6:30pm in AC1 LT-11 on 15th May 2019.

April 11, 2019: Suggested Answers for the Lab07 and Lab08

Some of the suggested answers for the lab review questions are available after 11.00pm on 15th March 2019. Please click this link for downloading the suggested answers.

Mar 29, 2019: Final Presentation with demo and Final Report

Students are reminded to well prepare for your group project final presentation with following requirements:
  • Implement a complete version of your app. This version should be feature complete and fully polished.
  • Each presentation must be at least 20 minutes long with about 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • A complete story of the developed app should be presented in this final presentation with demo.
  • A short video to introduce the developed app is required which can demonstrate the main features of the developed app.
  • A final report with source code, ppt, mini-poster and promotion video of the app are required to submit on week 14 with all details of the project.
  • The project report template can be downloaded here.

Mar 29, 2019: Demo Videos for App Distribution

Students can download the demo videos for the App Distribution from here

Course Description

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the principle and hands-on experience on Android mobile application design and development. The course combines a conceptual overview, design issues, and practical development via mobile apps projects. Students will learn skills leading to creating and deploying mobile applications, with particular emphasis on software engineering topics including software architecture, software process, usability, and deployment in embedded systems. Students will gain hands-on experience on design and development their own Android app for smartphone or tablet devices.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~ Steve Jobs


  • Android Architecture
  • Application Fundamentals
  • Android User Interfaces
  • Handling Complex Input Information Storage
  • Background Tasks & Services
  • The Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Release and Monetization


  • EE2311 Object-Oriented Programming and Design, or
  • EE3206 Java Programming and Applications

Level and Units:

  • B4 Level with 3 CUs


  • Laboratories - 10%
  • Individual Project - 10%
  • Mid-Term Exam - 10%
  • Group Project - 30%
  • Final Exam - 40%


Po Lai-Man


Mr. ZHOU Chang



Lecture and Laboratory:

  • Friday, 7:00pm to 9:50pm
  • Student Terminal Room (P1442)


  • Lecture attendance: Required. You are responsible for whatever is taught in the lecture and tutorial.

  • Exam and Course Work Requirements: To pass the course, students are required to achieve at least 30% in course work and 30% in the examination. Also, 75% laboratory attendance rate must be obtained.
  • Submission of Lab and Project Reports:
    1. Hardcopies are not required.
    2. Softcopies such as MS-Word file, Presentation, Source Code and associated files are required to send to the course gmail account before 11:00PM of the due date.
    3. EE5415 course gmail address:

  • Late Submission:
    1. Assignments and lab reports mush be received by the course email account before 11:00PM on the due date.
    2. NO late homework is accepted without previous arrangement with the instructor.
    3. If approved, late HW receives 10% per business day penalty.
    4. Write your name and student number on the top right corner of the paper.
    5. Write your answers legibly and derive all of the steps to show your work clearly.
    6. No credits will be given to answers without showing the steps.
    7. Students may work together on the homework, but copying is unacceptable.

  • Lab Attendance Policy:
    1. To pass the EE5415 course, a laboratory attendance of at least 75% is required.
    2. As there are 10 lab sessions, absence of more than three lab sessions is considered as not satisfying the attendance requirements.
    3. In each session, late arrival of more than half hour (30 mins) is regarded as an absence.
    4. For late arrival of less than 30 mins, the late arrival time is accumulated. If student has accumulated late arrival time more than 45 mins, he/she is also considered as not satisfying the 75% attendance requirements.

  • Hardware: Students are encouraged to bring personal laptops to class for completing the labs. Android smartphones and tablets could be checked out to most students in the class. Students are responsible for taking excellent care of their smartphone and tablet, and returning them by the final exam, so the phones can be used in future courses.

  • Cheating: in particular copying your fellow classmate's assignments or programs, is a very serious offense! If you are found cheating, you will automatically get an F grade in this course and your act will be reported to the Department for necessary disciplinary actions. Please don't let others copy your assignments or programs as we don't have a way to tell who is copying who and you may be liable to the penalties.