|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||20 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Lecture||10 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written Exam||40%|
|Semester Assessment||50 Hours Programming Assignment||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||2 Hours Written Exam Students should resit failed components||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||50 Hours Programming Assignment Students should resit failed components||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Compare, critically evaluate and discuss different options for implementation and deployment of a mobile app idea.
2. Design, implement and evaluate the human user interface of a mobile application against manufacturers’ guidelines and current best practice.
3. Select and apply relevant design patterns in mobile app implementation.
4. Build and test mobile applications for either iOS or Android, using appropriate language features.
5. Build iOS apps that function as part of a larger distributed architecture.
Mobile phones and tablets have become the most numerous form of computer, and the most frequently used. Designing for such a small device involves a range of skills that students do not often exercise in other contexts. This module will explore the techniques and design choices involved in building apps, and give concrete experience of doing so for one of the main phone app development environments.
Scope of mobile systems, mobile web, native apps, design choices, main platforms, overview of implications.
2. Software Engineering for mobile
Relevant design patterns, platform design considerations, handling data, handling device variation, using sensors and location.
3.User interfaces for mobile
Developing your ideas, getting the interface right, appropriate user interface guidelines. Accessibility.
4. Learning Swift
Basic language features. Playgrounds. Collection types. Classes, Structures and Enumerations. Optionals. Protocols. Closures.
5. iOS App development
Building and debugging in Xcode. Finding solutions to problems. Displaying data in your app. Laying your app out flexibly. Segues and navigation controllers. Working with tables and data. Working with the web. Animation. Testing.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Inherent to the module.|
|Communication||Program produced must be understandable.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Continuous examples of what is being learnt enable self-evaluation.|
|Information Technology||Inherent to the module.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Experience of module will enhance students' career prospects.|
|Problem solving||Inherent to the module.|
|Research skills||Need to find information on how to address specific programming challenges.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Module focuses on useful subject specific skills.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6