Monday, July 06, 2009

Elliot Soloway's course enables students to develop and market smartphone apps

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Elliot Soloway, professor of education in the School of Education, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, and professor of information in the School of Information, was recently featured in a U-M press release about his Mobile and Web App Programming class.

Soloway says the class, which will be offered again in the fall, is less about the nuts and bolts of programming than about analyzing the comings and goings of products, people, and companies in the world of mobile computing.

Students in the class learned iPhone and Android programming on their own and, as a final project, groups designed and built their own products. One program is DoGood, a free iPhone app, which proposes acts of kindness to users. Other projects included games, smoking-cessation aids, and a program that provides calories when the user scans a food-package barcode.

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