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COMP 3912 - iOS Mobile Application Development

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This hands-on application development course was designed for experienced object oriented programmers. Students must have prior experience developing a software application, they are also required to work in teams and participate in online activities. The focus of COMP 3912 is on the user interface components of current popular iOS business applications. In order to follow this course participants need to be avid users of iPhones. Students must also provide their own 2018 or newer MacBook Pro with OS X Mojave or higher in this BYOD course. BCIT Computing students who do not currently own a current MacBook are entitled to purchase one from Apple Canada at a student discount. Participants have access to Apple resources for the development and testing of iOS applications during this course. Students design and develop apps for the current iOS platform to Apple standards. Starting with an intensive overview of the Swift programming language and the Model View Controller (MVC) design pattern, students are introduced to the iOS development platform via in class labs and exercises. Topics include; Xcode, Cocoa Touch API, Swift, SwiftUI, troubleshooting and debugging, Git source control basics, memory management, user input and gesture recognition. Additional topics include: Auto Layout, data persistence including Core Data, NSUserDefaults and Plists. Testing, networking, SpriteKit, Core Location and multi-threading are also discussed. Upon successful completion of COMP 3912 students will be able to design and build a commercial quality iOS application for iPhone.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 2613 or COMP 2614 or equivalent ability to develop a complete software application using Object Oriented Programming languages and tools. Note: Students must be avid iOS app users of and provide their own iPhone and MacBook to use in class.

Credits

4.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Illustrate the iOS mobile development Process.
  • Explain the basics of the Model View Controller (MVC) architecture.
  • Leverage some of the networking and multi-threading capabilities that exist in iOS.
  • Utilize the Swift programming language including properties, conditionals, instance variables, classes, strings, arrays, loops, methods and enums.
  • Employ basic Debugging and trouble shooting.
  • Create user interfaces for iOS applications with UIKit, Auto Layout, and SwiftUI.
  • Utilize Git source control.
  • Use Core Data to persist data within an iOS application.
  • Create unit and integration tests for iOS applications.
  • Utilize Core Location and MapKit for location based applications.
  • Experience working in teams on iOS related projects.
  • Describe the process required to publish and submit an iOS application.
  • Design, develop, create and present a significant final iOS business application project.

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

COMP 3912 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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