Mobile & Device Development Part I

By building on the theoretical knowledge gained in the Front-End Web Development course, this course examines advanced mobile application development techniques and enables participants to build innovative and optimised client-side applications.

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18 hours
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Course Introduction

Mobile & Device Development is the process required to write and implement applications for digital devices. The course addresses the theory and techniques needed to define and undertake Mobile & Device Development.

Participants will look at approaches for mobile development and identify the methodologies and implementation techniques necessary to package and deploy mobile web applications to app stores, using third party libraries and popular frameworks. Ultimately, participants will gain a solid understanding of JQuery and JQuery Mobile and use these tools to build a live data-driven JQM application.

Impact On Upskilling Talent Pools

This course is for participants looking to acquire the necessary techniques and expertise in Mobile & Device Development and learn how to deploy agile mobile applications. This delivers particular benefits for organisations that are looking to address or expand digital skills amongst their existing talent pool. Firstly, enhancing talent in the ever-growing field of mobile application development enables firms to gain a competitive-advantage and leverage their digital approaches and strategies. Secondly, upskilling is a vital enabler of recognition and retention for critical staff.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • How to describe approaches to mobile application development
  • How to select the best methodology for any given mobile application use-case
  • How to implement a mobile web app using a client-side library
  • Techniques for packaging a mobile web app for deployment to a variety of app stores
  • How to implement a mobile web app using a client-side framework

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following set of skills immediately applicable to their business environment:

  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • JQM

On completion of this course, participants will have created a JQM app.

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants must have a good understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and basic JavaScript.
  • This course requires that participants have already successfully completed the "Front-End Web Development" Online Short Course as a foundation.
  • As part of our application process, participants will take a simple, online suitability assessment for their chosen course. Based on their answers, this will confirm that participants have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

Optional Requirements

  • Intermediate JavaScript skills

18 hours (comprising a weekly average of 9 taught hours plus 9 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

Participants will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and provide work-based experience of applying new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. These will include weekly quizzes and one assignment focusing on JQuery mobile.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Work-Based Experience

Participants work on assignments that present work-based business challenges. They experience and meet the exacting demands of digitally-enabled change.

Collaboration Skills

Participants develop both the digital skills required by your organisation and the team-working skills needed to exploit them successfully.

Expand Your Talent Potential

The learning experience enhances the wider business skills required by your organisation. These include a digital mind-set, agile thinking and user-centred design.

Reinforcing The Learning

On Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions, participants tap into the knowledge of lecturers in real-time. They provide expert advice on assignments and support the development of group-working skills.

Flexible Learning Methodology

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. Content is accessible from anywhere, at any time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Peer Learning

Participants are part of an online international community of working professionals. So they and your organisation benefit from the insights and experiences shared by peers from across the globe.

Participant Employers

Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

Corporate Partner Feedback

“We are on the search for new skills - we are rolling out new functionality in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Insurance and Finance in all of the nineteen countries that we’re in. Digital Skills Academy will help significantly to fill those digital skills gaps.” Fanie Van Heerden - Head of IT Solutions, Architecture and Design, Standard Bank Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources such as official documentation will be highlighted.

Will we have access to the course lecturer to ask questions?

Participants will be able to ask the course lecturer questions at any time through a special forum set up for this course.

How much existing knowledge of mobile & device development do I require?

You are expected to have successfully completed the "Front-End Web Development" and "Mobile and Device Development Part I" Online Short Courses.

Do I need a mobile phone to complete this course?

While some coursework does require you to produce a mobile app, you do not require a smart phone for this course as various emulators can be used to run the client.

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