Courses & Units

Mobile Application Development KIT721

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Mobile Application Development
Unit code KIT721
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Lindsay Wells
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Justify the design and development decision-making process by explaining the individual characteristics of mobile and ubiquitous computing.
  • Develop device-specific and cross-platform mobile applications by applying industry standard mobile and ubiquitous computing concepts and principles.
  • Design and evaluate user interfaces to adapt them to emerging demands of mobile and ubiquitous computing systems.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT506

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2hr lecture

Weekly 2hr tutorial - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

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Textbooks

Required

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