In this elective module students will learn about the relevance, challenges and technologies of mobile software development. After taking part in this module they will be able to design, implement and manage mobile apps for smartphones. This module enables students to deal with their own mobile systems for other study projects, for their final theses or on job.

Learning Outcome

After taking part in this module students can design, develop and manage mobile software on their own. Therefore they learn about mobile computing following an incremental-iterative approach and apply their knowledge within a project by

  • developing software for mobile terminals,
  • structuring mobile software into its main components,
  • designing mobile software architectures,
  • reacting on the challenges of mobile networks,
  • and managing the distribution of an application.


Date Lecture Project Milestone
Oct 04 Kick Off
Oct 11 Hello Mobile World
Oct 18 Working on the Frontend Project idea and Wireframes
Oct 25 Working on the Backend
Nov 1 Holiday
Nov 8 Storing Data First Activities implemented
Nov 15 Distributing Mobile Apps
Nov 22 Project Week
Nov 29 Handling Asynchronism Background Operations & Database
Dec 06 Improving Mobility
Dec 13 Poster Session Alpha in PlayStore
Dec 20 Holidays
Dec 27 Holidays
Jan 03 Block Week
Jan 10 Adding Smart Components Data exchange with other users via web server
Jan 17 Managing Mobile Software
Jan 24 Retrospective Short final presentation
Feb 01 Exam Week
Feb 17 Deadline project report (by e-mail!)

Additional Material

Hello Mobile World
Working on the Frontend
Working on the Backend
Storing Data
Distributing Mobile Apps
Handling Asynchronism
Improving Mobility
Adding Smart Components
Managing Mobile Software


  • This WPF is available for bachelor AI/MI/TI/WI
  • You can apply for this WPF module through HoPS.
  • The course will be on German, most materials will be on English.
  • The kick off meeting will be on Oct 4th, 10 am.

Useful Links

Video Tutorials

  • Video2Brain – You can get full access using VPN of TH Köln.

Going Further

  • Later in the semester you will find some Links here that will help you getting further into Developing for and with Android.



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