Faqs

Joining (5)

Are you hiring?

Yes. We are always looking for highly motivated students. Students are encouraged to apply for an internship. We call for resumes at the beginning of the semester. Make sure you subscribe to our social media feeds to get the announcement.

We also offer paid appointments on a semesterly basis to those interns that are a good fit.

Do you guys focus solely on mobile development?

No. There are several members of the lab working on other areas of interest including web development and projects using microcontrollers including the Arduino, IOIO and Raspberry PI.

What are the benefits of interning at The Mobile Lab @ FSU?

Interning with The Mobile Lab @ FSU is a great way to add experience to your résumé. In the past, students have interned with companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft as well as local companies and start-ups.

What research opportunities are available in the mobile lab?

With the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, security and privacy are at the forefront of research. For example, malware detection. Other topics in which research opportunities exist include architecture, networking, and many interdisciplinary fields such as human computer interaction and UI/UX. The mobile lab is very self-driven, students are encouraged to pursue individual interests within the realm of mobile technology.

Can I contribute content (blog posts or tutorials) to the mobile site if I am not part of the Mobile Lab or taking the mobile class?

Yes.  We would like for anyone with expertise in the area to give their two cents and give insight to anyone else visiting the site.  Please contact the site administrator to request access.

Our Services (4)

Do you guys focus solely on mobile development?

No. There are several members of the lab working on other areas of interest including web development and projects using microcontrollers including the Arduino, IOIO and Raspberry PI.

Can we contract The Mobile Lab?

Yes. The Mobile Lab offers its application development expertise for hire. We are currently able to accept contracts from both within Florida State (grants, awards, etc) or outside companies. Different funding sources have different requirements so we handle everything on a case by case basis.

Please have your information ready and contact us for additional details.

How much does an App cost?

Mobile Applications can very greatly on price depending your needs and the contractor you talk to.

We try to price our services fairly and competitively. The major factor in determining the cost of your application is the time it will take to create.
While there is no set price we try to give an accurate quote based on feature breakdown.

Keep in mind creating native application for Android and iOS are 100% different projects. The UI can not be ported between the platforms and our team must recode everything. Targeting various native platforms will make the cost of your application rise.

Our lab supports the top students in the department and that can get costly. Therefor, we like to focus our efforts on projects where several students can combine their efforts. In order to do so we target medium-larger sized projects. While we will work with clients based on their needs our implementation services start at a $10K minimum.

I want to contact The Mobile Lab for my project. Now what?

Great! Thanks for keeping us in mind.

If you have the green light for a project there are several steps we must complete in order to get the ball rolling.

  1. Initial Meeting
     

Teachings (6)

Do you guys focus solely on mobile development?

No. There are several members of the lab working on other areas of interest including web development and projects using microcontrollers including the Arduino, IOIO and Raspberry PI.

When will you be offering an iOS course?

We have been actively working with the Computer Science Department and Apple’s University program to make this course available. Stay tuned and check the “Courses” tag for announcements.

Do you guys do anything with Windows 8/Windows Phone?

Yes.  The Mobile Lab recently held an information session on getting started with development for Windows 8. In the Spring of 2013, we will officially be adopting Windows Phone as a apart of our Mobile Programming class. We will still offer other topics in Mobile Programming and students are able to retake the class for credit if the content is in a different area.

Can I contribute content (blog posts or tutorials) to the mobile site if I am not part of the Mobile Lab or taking the mobile class?

Yes.  We would like for anyone with expertise in the area to give their two cents and give insight to anyone else visiting the site.  Please contact the site administrator to request access.

How do I build Android from source?

To compile for the Galaxy Nexus, follow these instructions: http://mobile.cs.fsu.edu/compile-cyanogenmod-10-for-galaxy-nexus/ To build for the Nexus 7, follow these instructions: http://mobile.cs.fsu.edu/compile-cyanogenmod-10-for-nexus-7/