The Mobile Innovation Lab specializes in mobile, multimedia, and ubiquitous technologies to form innovative projects that span across multiple disciplines. Our research projects include:
Mobile for Education
- Mobile training services for a fun and engaging university orientation (collaboration with QUT Student Engagement, Student Support Services).
Context-aware mobile applications
- Mobile technologies for delivery of real-time passengers information and smart payment (collaboration with CRC Rail and Smart Transport Research Centre)
- Mobile interventions for enhancing experience of public transport passengers (collaboration with the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, and Smart Transport Research Centre).
The Mobile Innovation Lab leads the teaching of Mobile Devices (INB345) and Mobile App Development (INB348) for Bachelor and Master Students in Faculty of Science and Engineering. The lab regularly hosts project students. The Lab offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses in Mobile App. Development to both beginners and advanced programmers.
Professional Education in Mobile Application
The Lab’s team members are award-winning in the area of Emerging Technologies and Mobile Applications Development. The team regularly participate in iPhone/iPad programming workshops such as AUC Devworld and WWDC to keep their mobile app design and developments knowledge up-to-date.
The Beginner program covers the fundamentals of iOS programming skills, with practical and hands-on approach sessions.Topics covered during the course:
- Introduction to iOS SDK (Xcode 4, Interface Builder, iOS Simulator)
- Design Principles
- Explore App Structures
- Programming with Objective-C
- Twitter Integration
- Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
- Basic Data Persistence
- Getting into TableViews
- Accessing to iPhone Photo Library
The Advanced Program equips experienced iOS developers with some of the essential advanced development skills, such as map and video applications, as well as how to enhance their performance. The approach is hands-on with a number of Question/Answer sessions.Topics covered during the course:
- Understanding the structure, types and the components of iPhone apps, such as map, movie player and motion sensing. Each component is provided with examples and demos.
- Exploring different techniques to enhance the performance of iPhone apps using instruments, as well as on codes.
- Instructions on how to create Ad-hoc distribution and submit to the app store.
The Mobile Innovation Lab consistently makes real-world impacts with the research-driven innovations lead by world-class expertise in mobile and multimedia computing.
The Lab aims to strengthen existing collaborations and actively develop new strategic linkages with industry to form research projects that leverage government funding opportunities, such as ARC (Australian Research Council), CRC (Cooperative Research Centre).
The Lab offers consulting services in Mobile Application Design and Development, including:
- Location-based services
- Mobile video streaming
- Context-aware applications
- Interactive virtual tours
Our current and previous consulting project’s clients include: the Australian Museum, the Edge, SLQ, Reading Room, and Mincom.