Aragon: An Industrial Strength Eclipse Tool for MMI Design for Mobile Systems

J. Pichler, H. Praehofer, G. Reisinger, and G. Leonhartsberger (Austria)


GUI builder, MMI development, mobile system development, mobile handsets, application frameworks


Comneon, as the software branch of Infineon Technologies, provides APOXI for development of mobile system software solutions. APOXI is a full fledged C++-implemented application framework which provides rich functionality and a defined extension, adaptation, and customization scheme to realize mobile software solutions. Based on APOXI, mobile phone manufacturers realize their software solutions for mobile handsets in a multi-stage adaptation and customization process. Due to complexity and diversity of today’s mobile software solutions, an increased demand for an easier customization process has been observed which led to the development of the Aragon tool. Aragon is an Eclipse based interactive and graphical GUI builder tool for customization of man machine interfaces. This paper describes requirements, design, and architecture of the Aragon tool. Starting with an overview of the mobile system domain and development process and, from that, deriving requirements for a builder tool, the paper outlines the main design decisions taken and the resulting architecture of the Aragon tool, which distinguishes it significantly from comparable systems.

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