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COMP 2052 - Android and Mobile Application Development Tools

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Continuing on from skills acquired in COMP 1950, and COMP 2015 this hands-on course serves as an introduction to cross-platform mobile and web application development tools. Students with a solid prior knowledge of HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript and jQuery, who are not necessarily application programmers will learn to design and develop platform independent mobile solutions using PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile. Labs and exercises focus on how to implement entry level, mobile applications for Android and other mobile web platforms. Topics include a comparison of native, hybrid and web based mobile technologies. Starting with the fundamentals of native mobile application development, the Android SDK and Eclipse IDE are used to implement mobile application solutions with PhoneGap. This course is an elective in both BCIT Computing Advanced Web Technologies programs. Upon successful completion, students will be able to choose from a variety of tool sets for platform independent mobile and web application development.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1950 and COMP 2015, or equivalent knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$556.00

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 61793

Sat Apr 21 - Sat Jul 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 21 - Jul 21 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 372

Instructor

Alexander Volkov

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.00

Notes

  1. No class May 19 (Victoria Day) or June 30 (Canada Day).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Install and configure Android SDK to be used with Eclipse IDE.
  • Identify the role of various components of Android system architecture.
  • Develop entry level native Android applications implementing various types of layouts.
  • Deploy Android mobile apps to emulators and physical devices.
  • Build entry level web based mobile applications using jQuery Mobile platform.
  • Integrate PhoneGap/Apache Cordova platform within Eclipse Android projects.
  • Identify the differences of hybrid PhoneGap architecture from the native Android platform, its advantages and peculiarities.
  • Develop entry level mobile applications using PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript and jQuery Mobile.
  • Use PhoneGap plugins to access native functionality of mobile devices (sensors, file system, etc.)
  • Debug PhoneGap mobile and web applications.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

COMP 2052 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Web Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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