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Mobile Application Development II

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Course Code: CSIS 4175
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course provides students the opportunity to learn and develop advanced Android applications. It covers threading and asynchronous processing, services, connecting to local and remote database, notifications, common Android APIs. Majority of the coursework would be in the form of programming projects. The students would be given several case studies/projects that they need to analyze, assess/evaluate, design, and implement.

Course Content

  1. Threading and Asynchronous Processing
  2. Working with Services
  3. Working with Databases
  4. Building Android Content Providers
  5. Broadcasting and Receiving Intents
  6. Working with notifications
  7. User Interface and Inputs
  8. Using common Android APIs
    • Network
    • Web
    • Multimedia
    • Telephony
  9. Developing Graphics and Animation
  10. Introduction to Android 3D Graphics Application
  11. Extending Android Application Reach
  12. Enabling Application Search
  13. Latest approach to Android development

Methods of Instruction

Lecture, seminars, laboratory assignments, reading, and research

Means of Assessment

Labs/Projects                  20% - 30%

Midterm Examination      30% - 40%

Final Examination*          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:

  1. Explain threading and asynchronous processing
  2. Explain the importance of processing asynchrnously
  3. Implement using AsyncTask, Thread, and Loaders class
  4. Explain the Service Lifecycle and determine when to use it
  5. Create and control a Service
  6. Implement a remote interface
  7. Explain how to store, query, and use SQLite
  8. Implement application using SQLite application database and remote database
  9. Design persistent databases
  10. Implement Android Content providers
  11. Explain how Broadcasting and Receiving intents work
  12. Implement sending and receiving broadcasts
  13. Explain and implement some common Android APIs in the following areas
    • Network
    • Web
    • Mutimedia
    • Telephony
  14. Analyze and assess user/project requirements
  15. Design and implement an Android and backend applications

course prerequisites

Min grade C in CSIS 3175



curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.