Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 4280
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course focuses on emerging technologies in web and mobile application development. Students will learn key architecture and design patterns for mobile application development, handling of sensors, Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Communication), cloud integration, web/REST (Representational State Transfer) services and latest frameworks to create secure Android apps. Students will also develop, test and debug cross-platform apps and learn to reuse and share code across different platforms. Using a project based approach, students will get hands-on experience in building native/cross-platform apps ranging in social media, games, education, and location-aware apps. Students should have prior knowledge in developing mobile apps using Android and Java and CSIS 4175 is recommended.
Course Content
  • Steps involved in inception, designing, development, stabilization and deployment of mobile applications

  • Building secure Android apps

  • Working with motion, environmental and position sensors on Android devices

  • Adding location awareness to Android apps using location APIs

  • Building Android apps to connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth

  • Building NFC (Near Field Communication) based Android apps

  • Building Android apps to connect to the cloud

  • Using various tools to develop, test and debug cross-platform apps

  • Introduction to RESTful web services, developing a RESTful web service with Java and invoking it in Android apps

Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, Seminars and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment

Assignments/Project(s)

25% – 35%

Midterm

30% – 40%

Final Exam*      

30% – 40%    

Total: 

100%

 

 

 

 * Practical hands-on computer programming exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Android platform including: issues and techniques for developing Android web applications, structuring applications for efficiency and reliability, and accessing web services

  • Devise secure mobile work by addressing creation, deployment and execution of secure Android apps

  • Illustrate the use of motion, environmental and position sensors on Android devices by adding location and motion capabilities to Android apps, from GPS or network location to accelerometer and gyroscope

  • Design and develop location-aware Android apps

  • Design and develop Android apps to connect and interact with other devices over Bluetooth

  • Examine the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) on Android and develop NFC based Android apps

  • Design and develop Android apps to connect to the cloud

  • Illustrate the use of various tools to develop, reuse and share code across different platforms and to test and debug cross-platform apps

  • Describe the concept of RESTful web services and demonstrate knowledge and skills in building a RESTful web service with Java and invoking it in an Android app

 

Textbook Materials
  • Annuzzi, Joseph Jr. , Darcey, Lauren, Shane, Conder, Advance Android Application Development, Latest edition, Addison Wesley
  • Or any alternative textbook approved by the Department.
  • Supplementary materials/references will be provided by the instructor

Requisites

Prerequisites

Min grade C in CSIS 3175

 

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

 

 

Requisite for

No

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 4XX (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 1XX (4) 2018/01/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR COMP 2XX (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 3245 (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 417 (3) 2018/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU IAT 359 (3) 2018/01/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 4XX (3) 2018/01/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 2XX (3) 2018/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 4XX (3) 2018/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36087
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Chiong
Stephen
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
26
9
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
15:30 - 18:20