Mobile & Device Development Part II

By building on the theoretical knowledge gained in the Front-End Web Development and Mobile and Device Development Part I courses, this course enables participants to work with advanced theories and techniques to build robust and agile mobile web applications ready for deployment to various app stores.  

Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
April 9, 2018
Course Ends:
May 4, 2018
Registration Closes:
April 2, 2018
4 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
18 hours
Delivery Mode:
Single Payment:
Total fees

Course Introduction

Taught by an industry expert lecturer, the course examines in greater depth a number of client-side JavaScript frameworks and development methodologies, including HTML5 packaging and SaaS mobile app service. By applying the skill set gained in Part I of the course and the new methodologies taught in Part II, participants learn how to build modular mobile web applications using a popular framework and package them for deployment to a selection of app stores. Participants will also enhance their JavaScript knowledge.

Impact On Upskilling Talent Pools

This course is for participants looking to build on the skill set gained in the Front-End Web Development and Mobile & Device Development Part I courses and build greater expertise to develop cutting-edge and ready-to-launch mobile web applications by using complex frameworks and gaining best practices. Developing expert talent in the ever-growing field of coding enables organisations to build cost-effective digital strategies and ensures talent pools expand their digital skills and competences.

On completion of this course, participants will have covered:

  • The implementation of a packaged HTML5 web app using a client-side framework
  • Packaging a mobile web app in the correct format for deployment to a variety of app stores
  • Best practices and workflows for client-side app packaging
  • How to utilise a SaaS based mobile app built service
  • How to work with industry standard client-side JavaScript frameworks to produce a mobile app

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

  • Angular
  • React

On completion of this course, participants will have created a mobile web application built in a popular and industry standard client-side framework.

Essential Requirements

  • This course requires that participants have already successfully completed the "Front-End Web Development" and "Mobile and Device Development Part I" Online Short Courses 
  • HTML5, CSS3 and intermediate JS experience
  • As part of our application process, you will take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

Optional Requirements

  • Experience with client-side frameworks
  • Intermediate to advanced 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 a large piece of work focusing on a popular front-end framework. 

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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