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COMP 2052 - Android and Mobile Application Development Tools

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

COMP 2052 provides an introduction to mobile application development using tools and scripting languages rather than object-oriented programing languages. This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1850 and (COMP 2015 or COMP 2132) and assumes students already understand how to develop and deploy web sites with HMTL5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Participants do not need to be object-oriented programmers however they should have significant experience using mobile apps. Students will 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. COMP 2052 is an elective in the CST/PTS Diploma, the Web and Mobile Development (AMD) and Applied Web Development (AWD) associate certificates from BCIT Computing. 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 once per year in the April term.


COMP 1850 and (COMP 2015 or COMP 2132), or equivalent knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.



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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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