Full Title:Mobile Development
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:n/a
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop students' capability to design, implement and test mobile applications using current platforms and techniques, applying best practice and appropriate design patterns.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of a range of mobile devices and the design constraints presented by such devices and their modes of use
  2. apply mobile device interface design principles, guidelines and patterns in the development of mobile applications, and evaluate their effectiveness
  3. understand the various paradigms used over a range of mobile development platforms, and have engaged in development on one or more of these platforms.
  4. implement network enabled mobile applications that consume web services and interact with various internet services and social networks
  5. discuss current research directions in mobile application development and be familiar with a range of mobile application case studies
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Mobile Development
Platforms & Environments, Mobile Development Toolkits, Development Process
Design Issues
Limited Memory, Screen Size, Performance, Modes of Interaction
User Interface Design, GUI Components
Interface Design, Widgets, Layouts, Interaction Issues, Guidelines
Paradigms
Activities & Intents, MVC Architecture
Framework and Core APIs
Framework API, UI Components, Data Storage and Processing Internet access, Device (sensor) access
Research Directions & Case Studies
Current research directions, Case Studies of Applications, Devices and Mobile Systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Design, develop and test a Mobile Application with a networking aspect. 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Design, develop and test a Mobile Application with a networking aspect. 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Delivery will normally take place in one 3-hour block per week, involving exposition of theory, practical demonstrations, active learning, and presentation and discussion sessions. Alternative delivery modes such as synchronous and asynchronous online deliver will form part of the delivery strategy. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Research and Development Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Readings 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Delivery will normally take place in one 3-hour block per week, involving exposition of theory, practical demonstrations, active learning, and presentation and discussion sessions. Alternative delivery modes such as synchronous and asynchronous online deliver will form part of the delivery strategy. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Research and Development Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jeff McWherter, Scott Gowell 2012, Professional Mobile Application Development, Wrox
  • Frank Ableson 2011, Android in Action, 3 Ed., Manning Publications [ISBN: 9781617290503]
  • Brendan G. Lim and Martin Conte Mac Donell 2013, iOS 7 in Action, Manning [ISBN: ISBN: 9781617291425]
  • Mikkonen, T 2007, Programming Mobile Devices: An Introduction for Practitioners, Wiley [ISBN: 9780470057384]
  • Murphy, Mark L. 2013, The Busy Coders' Guide to Android Development, CommonsWare (e-Book)
  • Craig Hockenberry 2010, iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual, O'Reilly Media / Pogue Press [ISBN: 978-0-596-80977-5]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing 7 Group Elective 1
DK_ICCOM_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Cloud Computing 1 Mandatory