Technology continues to evolve and provide us with increasingly powerful mobile devices. As a result, applications that can run on a browser must also be written such that they are compatible with mobile devices, the majority of which are now web-enabled. Meanwhile, there is an increasing demand for native applications that can be downloaded to and run on mobile devices. This course will address these trends, teaching you to think about the unique design and deployment issues that must be taken into consideration when developing applications for mobile devices.
This course will expand upon what has been covered in CS305: Web Development. We will specifically look at the tools used to design mobile applications. We will learn about mobile platforms, mobile browsers, native applications, and best practices in terms of test usability.