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Special Topics in Web/Mobile Application Development

Course Code: CSIS 4280
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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%

 **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

  • 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

 

course prerequisites

CSIS 1275 and CSIS 3175

Corequisites

No

Equivalencies

No

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.

assessments

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

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