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Technical Report: CanvasLauncher Home Replacement Application.

Greene, Colin (2012) Technical Report: CanvasLauncher Home Replacement Application. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Due to the introduction of the open source android platform application development has become more and more common throughout the android consumer base. People now have the ability to develop their own applications and with this the levels of diversity and innovation for the android platform have increased dramatically.

This report presents one of these innovative and diverse concepts that have been gathering more interest from developers and consumers, the “CanvasLauncher”, a home replacement application which allows users to improve the user interface and functionality of one’s mobile device without tampering with the phone in a non-sanctioned way, i.e. rooting. This essentially means it’s a safe and fully endorsed way of giving ones phone a more customized feel and look and is more accessible to those who are not as technically minded as others.

Outlined in this report is the:
1. Reasoning behind this applications development.
2. What if provides for its users.
3. The technologies implemented during its development.
4. The benefits it holds for those who will ultimately use it.

In this section we will outline the initial idea and concept of the CanvasLauncher Home Replacement Application along with the aim of the project and the technologies used to develop the system.

Due to the introduction of the open source android platform application development has become more and more common throughout the android consumer base. People now have the ability to develop their own applications and with this the levels of diversity and innovation for the android platform have increased dramatically.

This level of development has created a pool of developers all creating and sharing their own applications with the rest of the android consumer base via the android market, this has allowed ideas to be created and developed further via developer forums, online tutorials and online developer blogs. Such levels of interaction between developers has allowed android to boast some highly innovative applications that have widespread market appeal. One of these innovations has been in the development of “Home Screen Replacement Applications”, more commonly referred to in the android community as “Android Launchers”.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science in Software Systems
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 14:47
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 14:47
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/691

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