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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 mobile application development for students with entry level web development skills. Students with prior knowledge of HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript/jQuery, who are not necessarily application programmers will learn to design and develop web-based, native and hybrid mobile applications using jQuery Mobile, Android Studio, Apache Cordova, and other tools. 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 web-based mobile applications, Android Studio and Apache Cordova are used to implement web-based, native, and cross-platform mobile solutions. 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. This course will only be offered in the April and September terms. ​

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$567.00

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 39903

Sat Sep 08 - Sat Dec 08 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 372

Instructor

Alexander Volkov

Course Outline

Cost

$567.00

Notes

  1. No class October 6 (Thanksgiving) or November 10 (Remembrance Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Install and configure Android Studio and Apache Cordova platform.
  • 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.
  • Develop mobile applications using Apache Cordova platform.
  • Identify the differences of web-based, native and hybrid mobile architectures.
  • Develop entry level mobile applications using Android Studio, Apache Cordova, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript and jQuery Mobile.
  • Use Apache Cordova plugins to access native functionality of mobile devices (sensors, file system, etc.)
  • Debug and test web-based, native, and hybrid mobile applications.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018

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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