Introducing
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem and Android Oreo has become the most popular Android version.

In this course students will learn android development step-by-step with hands-on demonstrations. Students will be able to write simple GUI applications, use built-in widgets and components, work with a database to store data locally and publish their apps on the App store.

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Mobile Application Development

Course Details

Background

Android is the most used operating system on the planet. In fact, it’s almost omnipresent in the mobile ecosystem and Android Oreo has become the most popular Android version.

In this course students will learn android development step-by-step with hands-on demonstrations. Students will be able to write simple GUI applications, use built-in widgets and components, work with a database to store data locally and publish their apps on the App store.

Rationale

If you do a quick google search, you'll find that Android OS runs on more mobile devices than any other mobile Operating System in the World!  And the good news is, the trend is growing!  This means your Android/Java skills will always serve you well as more companies will be needing Android Developers to build apps. 

The primary learning outcome for this course is that students will be able to design and create Android apps. Students will do so by leveraging the Java programming language, the Android SDK, and Android Studio developer tools. Students will gain fundamental knowledge essential to not only Android development, but mobile development in general.

There is potential of making a really good living by becoming an Android Developer and meeting the current gap of Android developers.

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Code

MOB111
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Fees

K3,000 per person Groups of more than 5 persons K2,000 per person
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Location

Online
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Contact

Miss V Chama
Email: vchama@mu.ac.zm
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Dates

Starting 31st May 2021
16hrs to 19hrs every day

Aim

To produce android developers that can develop android applications for the very latest version of Android that also work on older Android devices running older versions of the Android operating system.

Objectives

At the end of the program Learners should be able to:

  1. Learn Android App Development step by step
  2. Learn the core Android app development skills to build real Android apps
  1. Apply and use mobile development platforms
  2. Learn how to target current and older versions of Android when writing your apps
  1. Select components and tools for particular mobile application development application
  2. Creatively analyze and implement storage requirements in mobile applications
  3. Submit your apps to Google Play and generate revenue with Google Pay and Google Ads

Competencies

  1. Learn Java and Android Development
  2. Build Android Apps Using Android Fragments
  3. Use Android Material Design Animations for better User Experience

Entry requirements

Must have competency in using a computer.

Willingness and drive to learn, strong work ethics, a doer mentality

Expected prior knowledge

Some basic knowledge on Java programming or an equivalent OOP programming language

COURSE DELIVERY.

Intensive 2 weeks of lectures, hands-on practical and tutorials sessions

QUALIFICATION

Upon successful completion, the candidates will be awarded a certificate in Mobile Application Development and a grade appended to the certificate. This qualification will only apply to a student who passes the final exam and completes the assignment or quizzes.

Course Content

  1. Java Environment Setup
  2. Android Environment Setup - Download, install and configure the necessary software
  3. Media: Images, Video and Sound
  4. Android Components
  5. Lists and Views
  6. Maps and Geolocation
  7. Permanent Data Storage
  8. Publishing your App on the Play Store

Course Coordinator

Prof Douglas Kunda, PhD (York), BEng (UNZA), MACM, FICTAZ with many over 20 years of software engineering experience

Lesson Schedule

Day

Lesson/activity

Day 1

Java Environment Setup

Day 2

Android Environment Setup - Download, install and configure the necessary software

Day 3

Android Components

Day 4

Media: Images

Day 5

Media:Video and Sound

Day 6

Android Components

Day 7

Lists and Views

Day 8

Maps and Geolocation

Day 9

Permanent Data Storage

Day 10

Publishing your App on the Play Store

Teaching Methods

  1. Lecture using virtual classrooms
  2. Assessments using ICT technologies
  3. Zoom and Moodle BigBlueButton interactive software

Timing and schedules

Starting 22nd March 2021

Time: 09hrs to 12hrs every day

Assessment Method

  1. Assignment 30%
  2. Quizzes 10%
  3. Moodle Course Configuration project 60%

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

Connect with us

26 km from Kabwe Town along Great North Rd, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia

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