RSEG 175

Mobile Applications and Responsive Web Design

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 responsive Web sites that take advantage of mobile devices and creating custom device-specific native applications.

Assignments will give students the opportunity to create responsive web sites and Android 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.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Create Web content appropriate for use on mobile devices.
  • Create responsive Web site, optimized for display on 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.
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