Welcome to the mobile media blog

This blog is about mobile media, mobile devices and embedded systems. I use this blog to share information on my work, bachelor/master theses and student projects I have supervised at the Stuttgart Media University. You can also find job or bachelor/master thesis offers. Please enjoy reading!

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MediaNight Wintersemester 2016/17

Last Thursday (January, 26th 2017) the MediaNight (trailer) was taking place again at the Stuttgart Media University. This semester, what impressed me the most were the many VR installations and games. It seems to me that VR really is mainstream now. I had the impression that there were more VR games and applications shown than normal…

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Time-Tracking App for Research Project in Africa

In the course of my Masters course on Mobile Applications last summer, Hannes Buchwald and Simon Schuster developed a time-tracking application (timetracker.cc) that was used in a research project in Africa in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim. The idea was to find out what effect agricultural mechanization has on the daily schedule of African…

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Institute for Mobility and Digital Innovation at the Innovation Day

The Innovation Day (last Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016) at the Stuttgart Media University was an exiting day full of interesting presentations and workshops. Together with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gruel and Prof. Dr. Arnd Engeln I presented our new Institute for Mobility and Digital Innovation (MODI) which we recently established together with our colleague Prof. Dr. Uwe Eisenbeis. Together with the audience we conducted…

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Two more PhDs completed

Daniel Thommes (left) and Thomas Fankhauser (right) both finished their PhDs this year and can from now on proudly call themselves Doctor! During the past five respectively three and a half years I supervised them in cooperation with Qi Wang from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Christos Grecos (now Central Washington…

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International Days on Mobile Development

From November 14th to 16th I took part in the International Days on Mobile Development at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. We had three really exiting days together with lecturers in the area of mobile application development from countries such as Belgium, Finnland, the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Germany. On the first day we all gave…

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Thesis: Conceptualization and realisation of a client-server solution for location and name-based provision of heterogeneous map data

Abstract This bachelor thesis describes the concept and realization of a client-server solution to provide map data. The technologies used by moovel Group GmbH are introduced, followed by the development of a concept of how data can be provided and retrieved by a client. In this manner, demands have been defined in consideration of various…

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Thesis: Development of a mobile payment system

Abstract Though the desire to pay mobile is available, Mobile Payment is not established in Germany. This work aims to design and develop a mobile system to identify its strengths and weaknesses Another focus is how to raise awareness and acceptance for this system. Requirements and benefits of the system are determined and used to…

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Thesis: Development of an automated variantcoding test system

Abstract The use of test automation plays a bigger and bigger role, because time and re- sources can be saved and therefore the quality of the development can be raised. Thereby it is possible continuously comply with quality and efficiency in the de- velopment of software systems and to increase business. The use of this…

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