Curriculum Guideline

Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
CSIS 4280
Descriptive
Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201820
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours
4 Hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, Seminars and hands-on exercises in the lab

Course Description
This course focuses on emerging technologies in web and mobile application development. Students will learn key architecture and design patterns for mobile application development, handling of sensors, Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Communication), cloud integration, web/REST (Representational State Transfer) services and latest frameworks to create secure Android apps. Students will also develop, test and debug cross-platform apps and learn to reuse and share code across different platforms. Using a project based approach, students will get hands-on experience in building native/cross-platform apps ranging in social media, games, education, and location-aware apps. Students should have prior knowledge in developing mobile apps using Android and Java and CSIS 4175 is recommended.
Course Content
  • Steps involved in inception, designing, development, stabilization and deployment of mobile applications

  • Building secure Android apps

  • Working with motion, environmental and position sensors on Android devices

  • Adding location awareness to Android apps using location APIs

  • Building Android apps to connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth

  • Building NFC (Near Field Communication) based Android apps

  • Building Android apps to connect to the cloud

  • Using various tools to develop, test and debug cross-platform apps

  • Introduction to RESTful web services, developing a RESTful web service with Java and invoking it in Android apps

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Android platform including: issues and techniques for developing Android web applications, structuring applications for efficiency and reliability, and accessing web services

  • Devise secure mobile work by addressing creation, deployment and execution of secure Android apps

  • Illustrate the use of motion, environmental and position sensors on Android devices by adding location and motion capabilities to Android apps, from GPS or network location to accelerometer and gyroscope

  • Design and develop location-aware Android apps

  • Design and develop Android apps to connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth

  • Examine the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) on Android and develop NFC based Android apps

  • Design and develop Android apps to connect to the cloud

  • Illustrate the use of various tools to develop, reuse and share code across different platforms and to test and debug cross-platform apps

  • Describe the concept of RESTful web services and demonstrate knowledge and skills in building a RESTful web service with Java and invoking it in an Android app

 

Means of Assessment

Class participation:

0% – 5%

Assignments/Project(s):

25% – 35%

Midterm:

30% – 40%

Final Exam:         

30% – 40%    

Total: 

100%

Textbook Materials
  • Annuzzi, Joseph Jr. , Darcey, Lauren, Shane, Conder, Advance Android Application Development, Latest edition, Addison Wesley
  • Or any alternative textbook approved by the Department.
  • Supplementary materials/references will be provided by the instructor
Prerequisites
Corequisites

No

Equivalencies

No

Which Prerequisite

No