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 you to build innovative and optimised client-side applications for your organisation and/or external clients.

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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. This course addresses the theory and techniques needed to define and undertake Mobile Development.

You will look at various 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 client-side frameworks. Ultimately, you will gain a solid understanding of JQuery and JQuery Mobile and use these tools to build a live data-driven JQM application.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

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. Mobile applications will continue to revolutionise the digital landscape and so gaining fluency with a variety of client-side libraries and frameworks in this specialist field will enable you to become an agent for change.

On completion of this course, you 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
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • JQM

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

Essential Requirements

  • 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.

Optional Requirement

  • Intermediate JavaScript skills

As part of our application process, you will also 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.

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

You will be given a number of course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your 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

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

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

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“Digital Skills Academy helps you to look beyond what you think you know. It brought me up to date with the digital industry across the world. We were not spoon-fed, it was up to each participant to work the programme and form our own opinions.” – David Kavanagh, Digital Skills Academy Participant

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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