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The Use of Design Patterns in a Location-Based GPS Application

GILLIBRAND, David and HAMEED, Khawar (2011) The Use of Design Patterns in a Location-Based GPS Application. The Use of Design Patterns in a Location-Based GPS Application, Vol. 8 (No. 1). ISSN 1694-0814

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The development of location-based systems and applications presents a number of challenges – including those of designing and developing for a range of heterogeneous mobile device types, the associated spectrum of programming languages, and the incorporation of spatial concepts into applied software solutions. This paper addresses these challenges by presenting a harmonised approach to the construction of GPS location-based applications that is based on Design Patterns. The context of location-based systems is presented, followed by several design patterns - including the Observer and Bridge Design Patterns, which are described and applied to the application. Finally the
benefits of using Design Patterns in this framework-oriented
approach are discussed and future related work in the area of systems design for mobile applications is outlined.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G600 Software Engineering
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Computing
Depositing User: David GILLIBRAND
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 14:56
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 14:56

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