Week 3 update

--Originally published at Fernando Partida's Blog

As we continue learning from the “Mobile device application development” course, we are planning how we are going to go about the development of the project.

The topics covered this week were all about changing activities/views and the general usage of databases. As such we are currently researching the appropriate database that will be needed for storing the intended data our users will be providing. As of right now, because of ease of use and because it is the database well be using for the general class will be SQLite. If a change is needed or a different database is selected for the project, said change will be documented in a future blog update.

Week 2 Update

--Originally published at Fernando Partida's Blog

Stated in the general plan, this weeks team assignment was to investigate connectivity with the api’s of all of the websites we’re thinking of linking for the application.

The investigation about the general workings of the api’s has been done, and assuming the documentation in all the websites is correct, we shouldn’t have an issue in developing the envisioned project.

What the previous paragraph sums up  is that the progress is going according to plan, and the research has been done. Whats left is to test if everything works accordingly.

Iungo Project Week Plan

--Originally published at Fernando Partida's Blog

We have determined to do a joint project between “Mobile device application development”, and “Software Quality and Testing”. This means both projects will be done in parallel.

The idea for the project in mobiles is a platform on android that allows the combination and synchronization of events (such as homeworks, quizzes etc… ) on multiple educational platforms i.e. : “Google Classroom”, “Blackboard”, “Canvas”, “Schoology” etc…

The name of the project has been determined to be called “Project Iungo”, Iungo meaning connect in latin, as our intention is to connect multiple of the school oriented platforms out there for a simpler and more organized way to manage schoolwork.

The previous will be done by investigating and learning the way in which the api for each of these websites works, and join them in a single simple to use platform. There’ll be a calendar in which the assignments’ due dates will appear, as well as push notifications sent at a time specified by the user.

As such, all of the quality assurance and testing will be documented, and used as the entry for the final project for the Quality and Testing class.

Week 1 the general goal will be investigating how all the apis for the respective platforms are used. After that planning in the correct path to take will be determined.

Week 2 will be used for creating mockups, meaning the general look of the app will be designed and drawn with a heavy focus in making it simple to use for the end user.

Weeks 4-13 will be used mostly for coding such that the project will look nice and function in the correct and expected manner. Testing will also be done as to verify everything is working as expected.

weeks 14-15 will primarily be used for testing, such that most if not all the issues the code and app may have are totally fixed and the end user may enjoy our app.