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Experiences using Google’s Flutter Framework

Experiences using Google’s Flutter Framework

[Note - this article was contributed by Kaylin Zaroukian (BS in CS 2019)] For my group’s computer science capstone project we were tasked with building a mobile app that accompanies a shuttle service, with main features including routing and trip-planning. We had...

Laker Mobile 2.0 Is Here!

Laker Mobile 2.0 Is Here!

One of the latest projects of the MASL aimed to renovate the Laker Mobile iOS app, by following the most recent standards of the mobile application development industry. The original Laker Mobile app was released back in 2010 with some updates until 2014. This first...

MVP and Android?

MVP and Android?

Android is a beautiful, misunderstood platform. On one hand, the Android framework provides an accessible starting through Java, but drops the ball on user interface architecture. The iOS platform provides a straight-forward way of dealing with the separation of model...

Drone Delivers Coffee @ GVSU

Drone Delivers Coffee @ GVSU

Thanks to the clever programmers in the GVSU Mobile Applications and Services Lab no longer have to walk over to Kirkhoff to get their cup of Java! Instead, they dispatch a Bebop drone that flies across campus, and then sneaks into Kirkhoff behind a passing...

RGeo Problem on Heroku

RGeo Problem on Heroku

The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Project is a national project that aims to decrease winter mortality of managed honeybee colonies by helping beekeepers keep colonies alive through surveys and data collection. Our lab is helping development some of the software BIP...

Smart Watches talk

Smart Watches talk

Ehsan Valizade is a CS graduate student working in the GVSU Mobile Applications and Services Lab as a graduate assistant.  He is currently doing his MS project in the area of smart watches.  In this talk he will be presenting the history and current state of smart...

TV 2020

TV 2020

With the plateauing of mobile, social and commerce, Television remains one of the last planetary-scale markets (with a global penetration of over 4B customers) ripe for redefinition. Yet it’s a space where much publicized attempts at disruptions over the last 5 years have turned out to be head fakes. Be it Game consoles with TV powers, Social TV, the OTT disruption, Android and Apple TV, 3DTV, Tablet TV, Companion TV – each ‘barbarian at the gate’ has turned out to be either less menacing than expected, or an adjacent market misinterpreted as a threat.

Wimage @ ArtPrize!

Wimage @ ArtPrize!

During the winter of 2014, a group of computer science students here at GVSU began to work on an iPad app now known as Wimage. The brainchild of this project was Michael Hyacinthe, the founder of Fashion Has Heart, veteran, and entrepreneur. The capstone course...

What Sam Did Last Summer

What Sam Did Last Summer

Sam Serpoosh has been here in the USA for just over a year now, but he's already leaving his mark in the software development industry.  As a CS graduate student here at GVSU, Sam's enthusiasm for creating truly awesome software has been contagious within our mobile...

iOS or Android?

iOS or Android?

When I started out to explore mobile development, I was immediately drawn to the iOS mobile platform because I owned several generations of iPhone models. iOS seemed perfect to me because I used a variety of iPhone apps that inspired me to investigate mobile...