Effects of an android app on mechanical engineering students Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2018

start page

  • 1050

end page

  • 1057


  • 4


  • 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-3773

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-0542


  • This paper describes the development and assessment of a Native Android App for learning concepts related with Mechanical Engineering. The designed App, called MaqTest, is an interactive, easy to use and portable tool. The proposed application has been programmed with Android Studio, and it is presented as an executable file accessible for smartphones and tablets. It allows the student to auto-evaluate the conceptual understandings, increasing their level of knowledge and enhancing their academic results. The app has been test with students of the 3rd course of Mechanical Engineering Degree in the subject Mechanism and Machine Theory. Comparative results before and after using the app are presented. The assessment results show that there has been a significant improvement.


  • android app; computer simulation and animation (csa); e-learning; interactive test; portable