Lab 7: SpotOn Game App ( Due 04 Mar 2013 )

The purpose of this lab is to design an Android App that will test the user's reflexes. This game challenges the user to touch moving spots before they disappear. The spots shrink as they move, making them harder to touch. The game begins on level one and the user can go to higher levels by touching 10 spots. The higher the level, the faster the spots move. When the user touches a spot, it disappears with a popping sound. Points are awarded for each touched spot. Accuracy is important - if the user misses a spot points are deducted. The user begins with three additional lives. If a spot disappears before the user touches it, the user loses a life. The user gains a life for each level reached, up to a maximum of seven lives. When no lives remain and a spot's animation ends without the spot being touched, the game ends.

With this app you will be learning the following technologies on the Android platform:

Realize that the instructions in the book is for an older version of eclipse and android api. One of the challenges that you will have to face is to map the older features mentioned in the instructions to the newer features of both eclipse and the android platform.

After you finish, please demonstrate to Tong Zhao what you have achieved. You will then write a report that will have the following format

  Lab 7: SpotOn Game App


  Students' Names:

  Techniques Learned in the Lab:

  Problems Encountered:

  Solutions to those Problems:

  Enhancements to the Lab:

The enhancements should not be suggestions on the instructions in the lab but how to use the techniques learned in extending the functionalities of the app.

The report will be a Microsoft Word document called Lab_7.doc. You will submit the document through the turnin system by 11 pm Monday, 04 Mar 2013. There needs to be just one copy of the report for each pair of students.

You will also post on Piazza the last three items in your report - Problems, Solutions, and Enchancements by the above deadline.

Penalties: There will be a 10% late penalty per day if the report is not turned in by the deadline. After three days we will not accept the lab report. We will give you 1 class day grace period for showing the execution of your program to Tong Zhao. After the grace period there will be a late penalty of 10% for the next class period that you show the execution of your lab to Tong Zhao. After that we will not accept your lab.