This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.
Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous applications.
Emphasis is placed on the processes, tools, and frameworks required to develop applications for current mobile devices. Students will work at all stages of the software development life-cycle from inception through to implementation and testing. Students will be required to consider the impact of usability, device capabilities, networking infrastructure and the deployment environment, in order to develop applications that suit the requirements of users and industry.
|Unit name||Mobile Application Development|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Lindsay Wells|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the individual characteristics of mobile application development in comparison to traditional software design and development processes.
- Create device-specific and cross-platform mobile applications using best practice mobile design and development processes.
- Design and evaluate user interfaces suitable for mobile devices by applying usability design principles.
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PrerequisitesKIT205 or KIT206 or KIT207 or KIT208
13 lectures (2hrs each) and additional weekly tutorials (2hrs/week). - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials
|Assessment||In-semester Quizzes (15%)|Prototype Application (15%)|Android Application (20%)|iOS Application (20%)|Cross-Platform Application (20%)|Tutorial Completion (10%)|
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