This unit will address the creation of mobile applications across multiple platforms for contemporary and emerging popular smartphone use. It provides hands-on experience in developing applications for Google Android and Apple iOS. Topics covered include: smartphone platforms; the approach for developing identical applications for each platform; and Cross-Platform Development with Phone Apps. Multiple platforms emphasises the portability of apps that students create and encourages a deeper understanding of object-oriented programming principles to benefit students throughout their career.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement various object-oriented programming techniques;  
  2. Design and implement innovative solutions to potential mobile applications in a variety of user domains;  
  3. Evaluate and verify the proposed new mobile applications, with consideration of various platforms and operating systems; and  
  4. Articulate complex aspects of product development and implementation to specialist and non-specialist audiences including potential users.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work In class individual laboratory reports (10) 10%
Project Project based assignments (2) 40%
Test Online open book tests (2) 50%

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