HMI application developing system for Android operating system

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Dr. Csubák Tibor
Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology

Mobile phones and tablets have gone through significant development in recent years, their built-in functions are being expanded and enhanced. Thanks to their rapid development, these devices are gaining more and more ground; they come into use in many new fields. The driving force beyond this development is most probably the emergence and rise of mobile operating systems. In retrospect we may come to the seemingly wild conclusion that these new mobile operating systems have proved to be revolutionary in the mobile industry.

Android is among the most popular systems, being the first in terms of number of sold devices making it the leading modern mobile operating system worldwide. It is developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance, the success of the platform lies in its extensive transparence; whenever a new version is released its source code would be made available to everyone. Because of its transparence and overall freedom the system offers tools to develop numerous applications that use built-in functions. Making Android devices accessible for industrial use, however, is currently not possible as there is no supporting software package available.

The goal of this thesis is to configure a developer tool that makes the development of industrial-use HMI software for Android much smoother. The already existing developer tool has been enhanced by expansion sets with which it is made possible to configure an HMI application, implement a new industrial communication protocol and provide support in the development of further regularly used HMI functions.


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