Mobile Application Development

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mobile Application Development

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC 1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals –orCS
    1070 Introduction to Information systems
    ITC 2188 Introduction to Programming

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Programming mobile devices; user interface design; user interface building; input methods; data storage; motion sensing; memory management; exception handling.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course exposes students to today’s mobile device software development methodologies and programming principles. It provides students with the opportunity to design, develop, deploy and debug applications for the Android platform, enhancing their understanding of mobile development and their judgement of the effectiveness of different development techniques.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Distinguish between mobile, web and desktop design considerations and describe android’s programming framework.
    2. Utilize rapid application prototyping and development techniques to design interactive and effective user interfaces.
    3. Develop programming skills for the Android operating system using basic and more advanced techniques.
    4. Explain the deployment and distribution applications process on the Android market place.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures and class discussions.
    • Laboratory sessions, involving training and practice in program design and development.
    • Homework programming assignments.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard site to further support communication, by posting lecture notes, assignment instruction, timely announcements, formative quizzes and online submission of assignments.