Thursday 22nd of February 2018

A Framework for Mobile Application Design

Abdesselam Redouane

Selecting the right components to design a mobile application involve some deep thoughts and difficult decisions to make. In this paper, we present a framework to ease the decision making process. The framework is based on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) paradigm. COTS techniques aim to reduce development time and hence decrease cost compared to a traditional system development. First, an identification of components from the application requirements is made. Then, for each component, we specify a formal model, which is called the ideal-component. A structured first order predicate calculus is used as a tool to formalize application requirements and obtain these formal models. The evaluation of a possible–component, from a vendor, begins with understanding the features and then an acceptance indicator is calculated. The acceptance equation combines three key factors: requirements and features match, vendor-viability and maintainability. Maintainability is a costly phase in any software system and this framework caters for this issue during the evaluation process. The framework is being investigated with successful results.

Keywords: Mobile Application, COTS, Predicate Calculus.

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Abdesselam Redouane
Al Ghurair University

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