Towards Mobile Twin Peaks for App Development

Avellis, Giovanna; Harty, Julian Mark Alistair and Yu, Yijun (2017). Towards Mobile Twin Peaks for App Development. In: 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, 22-23 May 2017, Buenos Aires (Argentina), IEEE.


Requirements of mobile apps are often hard to elicit from massive numbers of users, although it is important for the solution architecture to meet them. Mobile Twin Peaks approach is proposed as a process of developing apps concurrently and iteratively that incorporates bidirectional communications within a mobile app. The communications allow both requirements engineers and software architects to reach a consensus on functionalities and quality constraints and to adapt architectural design decisions appropriately. To recommend architectural design decisions to the developers, we aim to obtain architecture- critical requirements from a set of general apps by combining, for example, analytics, ethnographic study, and information retrieval. We argue that the effectiveness of these techniques could be evaluated by experimental case studies and by engaging with industry partners to perform action research.

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