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Evaluating a GUI Development Tool for Internet of Things and Android

Johnsson, Björn A LU ; Höst, Martin LU and Magnusson, Boris LU (2016) The 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement p.181-197
Abstract
In the emerging field of Internet of Things (IoT), where computerized devices are combined in creative new ways, there is a need to create Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for the systems being built, e.g. in the form of Android “apps”. This is generally a complicated, time consuming task. We report from a controlled experiment that evaluates a new approach for building GUIs that aims to make it easier for more people to build quality GUIs. A tool supporting the new approach (GPE) was compared to Android Studio (AS), the industry standard for Android development. Our data analysis shows that GPE is more effective than AS when performing certain tasks, with no measurable degrade in the quality of the produced GUIs. We conclude that... (More)
In the emerging field of Internet of Things (IoT), where computerized devices are combined in creative new ways, there is a need to create Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for the systems being built, e.g. in the form of Android “apps”. This is generally a complicated, time consuming task. We report from a controlled experiment that evaluates a new approach for building GUIs that aims to make it easier for more people to build quality GUIs. A tool supporting the new approach (GPE) was compared to Android Studio (AS), the industry standard for Android development. Our data analysis shows that GPE is more effective than AS when performing certain tasks, with no measurable degrade in the quality of the produced GUIs. We conclude that non-Android developers and Android developers alike should consider using GPE rather than AS when building Android GUIs for PalCom based IoT systems. (Less)
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Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
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Abrahamsson, Pekka; Jedlitschka, Andreas; Nguyen Duc, Anh; Felderer, Michael; Amasaki, Sousuke and Mikkonen, Tommi
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181 - 197
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Springer
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The 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
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978-3-319-49093-9
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10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_12
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English
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  author       = {Johnsson, Björn A and Höst, Martin and Magnusson, Boris},
  editor       = {Abrahamsson, Pekka and Jedlitschka, Andreas and Nguyen Duc, Anh and Felderer, Michael and Amasaki, Sousuke and Mikkonen, Tommi},
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  year         = {2016},
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