We all know that mobile is the future and with that comes mobile apps. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to create your very own app. Whether you are doing this course for personal or professional reasons, you will be blown away by just how much you can learn in 4 short weeks.
687,874 Successful Graduates
8 Live Interactive Lessons
4 Weeks Long
8 hours +
Annual Salary Prospective
Semester I - Introduction
Mondays & Wednesdays
Along with weekly assignments and fun quizzes to keep learning!
Why make Mobile Apps?
Monday, 28 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Learn the process of mobile app creation, from beginning to end. In this course, you will learn all the steps that are necessary to go from the “big idea” to App Store success. We will show you exactly what a viable app idea entails and get you started on developing your app.
Designing for your Audience
Wednesday, 30 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Do you know exactly who your users are? What are they doing? How will they use your app? When will they open it? In this lesson, you will learn to understand your target audience and create a successful design for your app.
Coding for Beginners
Monday, 04 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Picking your programming language can be one of the most critical decisions when developing an app. It is crucial to understand what level of coding expertise you will need to create your app from start to finish. This lesson will guide you through the options available to you.
The Development Lifecycle
Wednesday, 06 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
App creation is simple, but that does not mean that it is easy. To create successful apps, we need to keep it simple. We will get you started with your app idea and you will learn to iterate through the development process until you have your MVP.
Storing Data with Apps
Monday, 11 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Does your App remember things well? Does it store sensitive information or simply just preferences from your Users? To make the most out of your App, you’ll need to add a Database to the App and ensure the information is secure.
Publishing your App
Wednesday, 13 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
In Mobile App Development, it is crucial that you have a clear path to success by the time your app is ready to be distributed worldwide. In this lesson, you will learn about the Developer Console and what you need to get everything ready for your App Launch. We’ll take you through the Steps to release your App on the Play Store giving you access to a world of Users who will make you successful.
Making Money in Mobile
Monday, 18 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Getting to the Final Stages of your App Development is great but what then? You need to understand your options to make money with your app. Do you know how money is made in Mobile? One of the biggest mistakes any developer can make is not thinking ahead once you have completed your app. You will learn the various revenue models used by Developers to make your app a success when releasing it worldwide. You will learn to add value & monetize your app in a fun & exciting way.
Wednesday, 20 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
In our Final Lesson, you will gain the skills to gather data and understand how this data is used to drive revenue to your app. Every success needs to be measured to understand where we have performed and what we can improve upon. Understanding the Development Tools used by professionals in the industry will help you to achieve your goals and clearly measure your success.
How Advanced Semesters Work
Learn New Skills
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to share your work with fellow students and have your photographs critiqued live by our experts.
Semester II - Functionality Semester – Standalone App
Having a solid development and design strategy can really help speed up the development of your app and make sure you stay on schedule when developing. We run through the key concepts that will help you create a great development and design strategy.
Geolocation is a staple of many successful apps. Whether you want your app to find out where the nearest coffee shop is or call a taxi to your location, knowing how to successfully use Maps is the key to this level of functionality.
If your app needs to use the device camera or if you want to have a secure sign-in function, knowing how to correctly use API’s is essential. Learning how to use API’s will enable you to provide full functionality for your app and keep the user interested in your app.
Knowing the processes behind publishing your app will allow you to get your app up and earning money on the Play Store with the least amount of trouble. We will take you through some of the common pitfalls and problems that are associated with publishing an app to get you past the final hurdle.
Semester III - UI & UX Semester - Corporate App
Identifying your user is integral to designing a great User Interface and providing a brilliant User Experience. Find out what the key components of a User Interface are and how to design for a positive User Experience.
A large part of providing a great User Interface is creating a dynamic and smooth app that will work seamlessly no matter what device is it’s on. You will learn how to create this seamless experience for Users with Fragments.
A robust and easy to use navigation system is a key aspect of great a User Interface. Using Fragments, you can create an easily navigated app that will provide that perfect User Experience that every great app needs.
Getting an App published is just not enough for it to be successful, there are many external factors that need to be considered before publishing your app. Find out what are the best ways to promote your app before release and how to use ASO to your advantage.
Semester IV - Data Storage Semester – Facilitator App
Learning how to design a great prototype is essential in Mobile App Development. Having a great prototype also helps avoid problems later in the development stages. Once a prototype is done you can start thinking seriously about development and how to implement your app idea.
Nearly every great app must save and store data. This can be done through SQLite, a simple and lightweight database storage solution for Mobile Apps. Whether your app needs to save a favourite recipe or some simple notes SQLite will take care of it.
Content Providers are used to retrieving and displaying complex data or data that is online. If your app needs to get content from an online source or database, a Content Provider is needed. You will learn to develop on a Content Provider to get the most out of your app.
Choosing the correct revenue model for your app is essential if you want to monetize your app successfully. We will bring you through how to choose the correct revenue model for your app as well as other methods for making money, once your app is in the Play Store.
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