Students demonstrate bevy of apps for iOS devices

A wide range of apps for iPhone and iTouch devices were created this semester by students of Prof. Fred Martin's Spring 2011 Directed Studies in iOS Applications.  Starting in January, a group of 17 CS majors, spanning from sophomores to doctoral students, embarked on a group self-study to learn how to write applications for Apple's iOS platform.

The students began by following the lectures and assignments published in Stanford University's iPhone Application Development class. Then, with Prof. Martin's encouragement, they brainstormed ideas for their own projects.

At first, it seemed like every app that could be imagined had already been created—as Apple has advertised, “there's an app for that.” 

But ultimately, students' creativity won out, and they delivered a bunch of innovative demonstrations of what's possible with contemporary mobile technologies:

  • Todo Awesome by Chris Corcoran and Tom Kiley, for sending tasks to your friends.
  • Theodolite by John Fertitta, for measuring the flight of a model rocket.
  • Multi-Touch Poker by James Dalphond, for picking up a hand of poker cards from a Microsoft Surface app to hold them on the iPhone.
  • Tilt Game by Eric Lima, for controlling a game character by tilting the iOS device.
  • SMSy by Bruce Malley and Elad Shahar, for bridging SMS messages between an iPhone and desktop or laptop computer.
  • iCB by Chris Adoretti and Mike LoVerme, a CB radio-like app for both Android and iOS devices.
  • BrainDump by John Huynh, for teaching yourself new subjects with flash cards.
  • Grudge Battle by Dante Kappotis, for controlling a “boss character” on an iPhone while you battle against opponents on a Microsoft Surface app.
  • Coin Game by Alex Urquizo, for teaching children how to add the values of coins.
  • TabFinder by Chris Dietsch, for displaying guitar, bass, and drum tabs for the song playing in your iTunes.
  • Baseball Charts by Simone Hill, for displaying rich, appealing charts of baseball statistics.
  • iScript by Will Darby, a prescription-reminder app that's part of a doctoral project on using the semantic web in medical applications.
  • Revibe by Trevor Cappallo, a multi-user telepresence haptics application.
The projects were demonstrated in Olsen Hall on May 5, 2011. For more information, see the course home page, or get in touch with students directly.

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John Huynh launching web-based companion app to his BrainDump project.

Mike LoVerme (L) and Chris Adoretti demonstrate their “iCB” walkie-talkie application.

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