Assessment Title Android App Development
Purpose of the assessment (with
ULO Mapping) Students are required to design and develop an App for Australian rent a car office.
Students will be able to:
a. Install and configure Android application development tools
b. Apply Java programming concepts, models/architectures and patterns to
Android application development
c. Design components, systems and/or processes and develop user Interfaces for the Android platform to meet required specifications
d. Implement and test solutions
Weight 10% of the total assessments
Total Marks 10
Word limit 1000-1500 words
Due Date Week 06
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard or IEEE referencing style.
Assignment 1 Specification
Project name: Rent a Car App
You are required to design and develop using Android studio a Rent a Car App, that provides a listing of six Australian known car rental companies. By selecting a car company, a car rental site opens.
1. An opening screen displays an image of a car and a button.
2. The second screen displays a listing of six car rental companies. This screen also contains a custom icon and layout.
3. Each car rental agency can be selected to view a website of the corresponding company.
1. Select your own images.
2. Create a custom layout for the list.
Submissions must consist of your zipped project folder. Submissions not following these requirements will be penalized. Submissions should reflect the concepts and practices we cover in class.
1. Complete code for your project. You can use any publicly available libraries / code / artwork / materials as long as you correctly acknowledge all sources. Please remember that when you include new features from the Android API or examples of code from other sources or projects - you must cite these examples in comments (author, website or book where you got the ideas from).
2. Documentation of your programming effort and your design process. This should be a separate document, giving an overview of the different steps you went through and presenting all documentation materials you produced on the way.
3. Manual for your product. Document that describes how the product is to be used. Please make use of screen shots here to document all functionality.
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your research should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words. All reports must use the Harvard referencing style. Marking rubrics are attached.
Marking criteria Weighting
Simplify! The Android User Interface
Engage! Android User Input, Variables, and Operations
Explore! Icons and Decision-Making Controls
Investigate! Android Lists, Arrays, and Web Browsers
Harvard or IEEE Reference style
TOTAL Weight 10%
Grades Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
/2 Demonstrated excellent design of the user interface Demonstrated very good design of the user interface Demonstrated good design of the user interface Demonstrated satisfactory design of the user interface Demonstrated unsatisfactory design of the user interface
/2 Demonstrated excellent engagement by the usage of Android User
Operations Demonstrated very good engagement by the usage of
Variables, and Demonstrated good engagement by the usage of Android User Input,
Variables, and Demonstrated satisfactory
engagement by the usage of Android User Input,
Variables, and Demonstrated unsatisfactory engagement by the usage of Android User
Input, Variables, and
Explore! Icons and DecisionMaking Controls
/2 Demonstrated excellent usage of Icons and Decision-Making
Controls Demonstrated very good usage of Icons and DecisionMaking
Controls Demonstrated good usage of
Controls Demonstrated satisfactory usage of Icons and DecisionMaking
Controls Demonstrated unsatisfactory usage of Icons and
/2 Demonstrated excellent usage of Android Lists, Arrays, and
Web Browsers Demonstrated very good usage of Android Lists,
Arrays, and Demonstrated good usage of Android Lists,
Arrays, and Demonstrated satisfactory usage of Android Lists,
Arrays, and Demonstrated unsatisfactory usage of Android
Lists, Arrays, and
Harvard or IEEE
/2 Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes
clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors