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RSEG 175

Mobile Computing

Mobile devices are increasingly prevalent and consequently demand attention from organizations. Mobile devices are not only a telephone -- they are small personal computers including smart phones, PDAs and tablets/iPad. The devices allow the user to access the Web, as well as introduce a world of applications. The Web sites and applications used through a mobile device have serious business impact and potential. This course covers the study hand-held of mobile devices and teaches hands-on approaches to working with them. Concepts addressed include how to create Web sites for mobile devices and creating custom device-specific applications. Assignments will give students the
opportunity to create web sites and mobile applications that they can run on simulators and/or on their own mobile devices. Having a mobile device is not required and will not impact coursework or grade.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Create Web content appropriate for use on mobile devices.
Create custom Website display for mobile devices.
Add interactivity to mobile Web sites via JavaScript and AJAX.
Test mobile Web sites created by peers.
Write requirements documentation and create wireframes.
Evaluate mobile platforms for strengths and weaknesses
Obtain and install Google Android software development kit (SDK)
Create native Android application

Prerequisites: Web Development Technologies or equivalent.

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