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Master 2019/2020

Coding Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

Type: Elective course (E-Business)
Area of studies: Business Informatics
Delivered by: Department of Innovation and Business in Information Technologies
When: 2 year, 1 module
Mode of studies: MOOC
Instructors: Mikhail M. Komarov
Master’s programme: E-Business
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this project-centered course, you’ll design, build, and distribute your own unique application for the Android mobile platform. We’ll provide you with a set of customizable building blocks that you can assemble to create many different types of apps, and that will help you become familiar with many important specificities of Android development. When you complete the project, in addition to having a personalized app that you can use and share, you’ll have the skills and background you need to move on to more advanced coursework in Android development. Course is arrange in blended format.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To involve students into the actual problems connected mobile development.
  • To equip students with the knowledge of the major development issues of mobile applications.
  • To equip students with the knowledge of basic principles of developing and managing mobile solutions and systems.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student should be capable to make managerial decisions, to assess their consequences and to bear responsibility for the outcomes.
  • Students should be familiar with the Android mobile app development
  • Students should be ready to estimate workload and prepare technical requirements for the mobile application development
  • Should know basic principles of developing and managing mobile solutions and systems.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    This module presents pedagogic approach and demonstrates the kind of applications you will be able to build at the end of the course.
  • Create the Storyboard for Your Application
    In this module there will be design of personalized app from a user's perspective.
  • Install Tools, Create HelloWorld App
    This module guides students in the development of an Android application using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). First it points to the right place to install the Android Studio IDE and the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Next it walks through the steps of using them to create a basic "Hello World" application and it describes how to transfer the application for execution on a physical Android device and on an emulator. At the end of the module students will be familiar with Android tools.
  • Build Your First Interactive Application
    In this module you associate for the first time a graphical user interface with an activity controlling it, resulting in a first interactive application.
  • Toward Your Application, Step-By-Step
    Step by step in the development of 5 of the basic building blocks.
  • Transform Your Storyboard Into Actual Application
    In this part, there will be development of the remaining 4 basic building blocks.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Examination
    Students should present developed mobile application using all the elements and mechanisms which were provided in online course. Students should also present how they passed preliminary tests (they are free of charge) of the online course. At the exam students should answer questions in a test form related to the course and Android mobile app development.
  • non-blocking Online course tests and mobile app development
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.4 * Examination + 0.6 * Online course tests and mobile app development
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Friesen, J. (2014). Learn Java for Android Development : Java 8 and Android 5 Edition (Vol. Third edition). [Berkeley, California]: Apress. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1174085

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Tim Hayden, & Tom Webster. (2014). The Mobile Commerce Revolution : Business Success in a Wireless World. [N.p.]: Que Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1600780