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Extending the Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) for Model Driven Development of Mobile Applications Front End

Marco Brambilla 1 Andrea Mauri 1 Eric Umuhoza 1, 2, * 
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2 ATLANMOD - Modeling Technologies for Software Production, Operation, and Evolution
LINA - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique, Département informatique - EMN, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : Front-end design of mobile applications is a complex and multidisciplinary task, where many perspectives intersect and the user experience must be perfectly tailored to the application objectives. However, development of mobile user interactions is still largely a manual task, which yields to high risks of errors, inconsistencies and ine ciencies. In this paper we propose a model-driven approach to mobile application development based on the IFML standard. We propose an extension of the Interaction Flow Modeling Language tailored to mobile applications and we describe our implementation experience that comprises the development of automatic code generators for cross-platform mobile applications based on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript optimized for the Apache Cordova framework. We show the approach at work on a popular mobile application, we report on the application of the approach on an industrial application development project and we provide a productivity comparison with traditional approaches.
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Marco Brambilla, Andrea Mauri, Eric Umuhoza. Extending the Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) for Model Driven Development of Mobile Applications Front End. Mobile Web Information Systems, Aug 2014, Barcelona, Spain. ⟨hal-01026316⟩



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