Adaptable Android Applications for PalCom Based Systems

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


The aim of this thesis is to make it simple and efficient to produce applications for smartphones. The main area of application is within the health care sector, where alarm receiving devices are needed to inform personnel of pending situations. Most medical alarm systems are unique and hence require a unique GUI (Graphical User Interface). However, at the core, the main functionality is to communicate with the medical equipment, and therefore the needed smartphone applications would at the core be very similar.

To address this issue, this thesis establishes the similarity between the different alarm systems by assuming that they are based on a service based system called PalCom. This ensures that the communication between the smartphone application and the system, as well as other basic functionality, is done in the same way for all applications. With a common core that can be reused for all applications for PalCom based systems, the issue of creating the context unique GUIs remained. This was resolved by developing a GUI language specialized for PalCom systems. The generic nature of the language ensures simplicity and the possibility of ports for multiple platforms.

By combining the concept of service based systems with a platform generic GUI language, this thesis resulted in an Android application with a context adaptable GUI. The GUIs are defined in files using the developed language, and by using these as input, an application with a GUI customized for a specific scenario is obtained without the need to rebuild from scratch every time.
Original languageEnglish
  • Magnusson, Boris, Supervisor
EditionLU-CS-EX: 2011-10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Software Engineering


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