This unit introduces the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms. Major mobile platforms (e.g., Android and IOS) will be used for teaching programming techniques and the development process of applications. Focus of this unit will be the tools and frameworks required for developing applications for current and emerging mobile computing devices. Students will work at all stages of the software development life-cycle from inception through to implementation and testing. 

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NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming or

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Design and develop mobile applications in major mobile platforms;  
  2. Publish and maintain these applications in the marketplace;  
  3. Apply current software technologies, framework architecture and standards used in mobile application development; and  
  4. Analyse the ecosystem of current mobile platforms as well as their features and differences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Practical Knowledge Test (one hour) 25%
Project Mobile application development 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3 hours) 50%

Required reading

Introducing iOS 8 1st ed.
Steve Derico (2015)
O'Reilly Media

Android Studio Development Essentials 6th ed.
Neil Smyth (2015)

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