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COMP 3617 - Android and Mobile Applications in Java

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course introduces Android Application Development on mobile platform to experienced Java Application Developers. Continuing on from COMP 2613 the Java and Kotlin programming languages are used to develop, debug and deploy Android applications. Labs and assignments explore and use Android Studio, SDK tools - avd, adb etc., to build and deploy Android applications on the emulator(s). Topics include: Designing user interfaces with Layouts, Fragments and Activities. Students learn to manage Android Resources, work with Manifest files, persist data, create Services, leverage multi-threading constructs and make use of REST endpoints. Other topics of discussion include Location Based Services, network connectivity, accessing cloud services and data. Upon completion, students may continue on to advanced Java courses, COMP 3617 is a required course for the Advanced Java Development Associate Certificate. This course is equivalent to COMP 3717 in the Full-time CST Diploma. By the end of this course successful participants will complete a final project which includes using Java to design, build, and package and deploy an Android application to a mobile device.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2526 or COMP 2613 or equivalent knowledge of Java programming and Multi-threading.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$540.00

Spring/Summer 2018

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

CRN 64833

Wed Apr 11 - Wed Jun 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 300

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$540.00

Notes

  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the Android platform and architecture.
  • Understand Android Development setup including SDK, Emulators and Development Environment.
  • Develop mobileapplications using the Android Application Framework.
  • Explore the User Interface elements of the Android Framework.
  • Create Services and other threading constructs for background processing.
  • Make use of REST endpoints for service and data needs in mobile apps.
  • Leverage Android Persistence capabilities to store user data in mobile apps.
  • Implement Android applications to make use of Location based services.
  • Explore Packaging and Publishing Android applications.
  • Discuss MBaaS - Mobile Backend as a Service to add value to apps.
  • Explore advanced topics like Google Play APIs and other new advancements to Android platform.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

COMP 3617 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced Java 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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