Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module builds on introduction to web development from level 4 and develops the scripting skills needed to provide users with the means to control audio or visual media delivered via the web or other means on a variety of platforms.
The module covers relevant scripting and programming technologies, the issues surrounding the use of these technologies and the attendant business implications for the development of hybrid and native applications for mobile platforms. Students will analyse the requirements for mobile applications and associated content, develop strategies for development and will seek to meet these via the use of current technologies such as HTML, Java, CSS3 and jQuery.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. understand and apply the key technological principles and methods for delivering and maintaining mobile applications;
2. evaluate and contrast requirements for mobile platforms to establish appropriate strategies for development and deployment;
3. develop and apply current standard-compliant scripting/programming techniques for the successful deployment of mobile applications targeting a variety of platforms;
4. carry out appropriate formative and summative evaluation and testing utilising a range of mobile platforms;
5. ability to work effectively as part of a team to plan, design and develop a prototype web and hybrid mobile application;
6. investigate the leading edge developments in mobile application development and use these to inform the design process.
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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