Introduction to Mobile Development

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 MONTHS PART-TIME )



Begin your journey into the basics of mobile development and learn how to design and create applications using the world’s most popular mobile operating system - Android.

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The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.


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 Difficulty
 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)



Course Overview


Technologies

Hyperion Development has partnered with Google to bring you this introductory Android app development course. Start off with the basics and you’ll continue to progress, building more innovative applications as you do so! This course will not just enable you to become a proficient app developer, but will give you all the skills you require to become a well seasoned software developer.

By the end of the course you will be able to develop software in Java and XML, learn the fundamental application components and User Interface (UI) design, build and deploy your apps in Android Studio, create and manage databases, design and create a music player, deal with mobile networking, and third party libraries to add functionality to your apps and apply the best practices for app efficiency, code readability, testing, memory and power management.





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Course syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:


1


Intro to XML

XML is the markup language that is used in Android development to define the layout (User Interface) of your android apps. In this short intro you will learn the basic syntax and how to properly structure your XML code.

2


Fundamental application components

Get acquainted with the basic building components and structure of android apps. Learn about activities, intents, events, listeners and life cycles.

3


Launch your first App

Launch your first app in Android studio and start exploring the most common practices. Designing apps for multiple devices, performance management, unit testing and integration with Google play services amongst other things.

4


Cloud connection and working with data

Work with SQL databases, HTTP & REST, Threading, Async tasks and integration with third party libraries to add more functionality to your apps.

5


Raw Resources

Create applications which are able to display and manage multiple types of media, such as music players and video players.

6


Wrapping up

At the end of the course you'll be tasked with a Capstone project to create an intricate and well designed application - are you ready for the challenge?

1. Intro to XML

XML is the markup language that is used in Android development to define the layout (User Interface) of your android apps. In this short intro you will learn the basic syntax and how to properly structure your XML code.

2. Fundamental application components

Get acquainted with the basic building components and structure of android apps. Learn about activities, intents, events, listeners and life cycles.

3. Launch your first App

Launch your first app in Android studio and start exploring the most common practices. Designing apps for multiple devices, performance management, unit testing and integration with Google play services amongst other things.

4. Cloud connection and working with data

Work with SQL databases, HTTP & REST, Threading, Async tasks and integration with third party libraries to add more functionality to your apps.

5. Raw Resources

Create applications which are able to display and manage multiple types of media, such as music players and video players.

6. Wrapping up

At the end of the course you'll be tasked with a Capstone project to create an intricate and well designed application - are you ready for the challenge?









Part of our Certified Mobile Developer Learning Path



A combination of 3 courses, from beginner to advanced, getting you started on the type of career you want.




Mobile native app developer
GetMyBoat

Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa

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Junior Software Developer
Travelstart

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST
Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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The learning path consists of:



Java Programming
Essentials



Introduction to Mobile
Development



Advanced Mobile
Developer


Careers this will prepare you for:

Mobile Developer, Android Developer





PayScale
Mobile native app developer
GetMyBoat

Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa

READ MORE
Junior Software Developer
Travelstart

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

READ MORE
DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST
Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

READ MORE

This learning path consists of:

Java Programming
Essentials

Introduction to Mobile
Development

Advanced Mobile
Developer

Careers this will prepare you for:
Mobile Developer, Android Developer




PayScale





Students Reviews




Why Take This Course?



Embark upon the journey of mobile development, a new and cutting-edge front in technology. Android provides the tools for you to do so and we’ll teach you everything you need to become a confident mobile developer.

With the over 1 billion active devices and 65 billion app downloads between August 2010 to May 2016. The android app development market is the biggest mobile software market and continues to grow daily. Android app developers have highly rewarding careers, with high salaries and flexible employment prospects. As a qualified developer you have the opportunity to be independent by developing and monetizing your own apps on the Play Store.

Up to 80% of all current software development jobs in South Africa and internationally require at least one of Python, Java, C#, as well as IOS or Android app development. App development is a field in software development that is in high demand.





1-on-1 mentor support for the duration of your course support, including live chat and code marking within 6 hours of assignment submission

Access to all course content , including hundreds of programming exercises and explanatory documents

Verified certificate on course completion, including post-course career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


Prior programming experience requirements

- It is required that you complete the Java Essentials course before embarking upon this course as it will sufficiently prepare you for this course.

General

- You are motivated to learn and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- You have no problems communicating fluently in written (and spoken) English.
 

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, downloading and installing software and saving files.

- Note that this course is considered an advanced course, as you will be dealing with complex concepts and as a result will need to be confident in your ability to already code at a basic level.
 

Equipment and Technologies

- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection.*

- It is required that you have a computer with at least a dual core processor and 4GB of memory.

- An installation guide of Android studio which you need for the software development will be provided.

- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





 

Course Leads






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor



Andrea Smith

+27 21 409 7880



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