Unit 1: Mobile Application Development - Introduction

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Unit 1: Mobile Application Development - Introduction

Course Rationale

Mobile applications design and production is a complex and challenging skill set.

Developers require the ability to select suitable application technology and demonstrate an understanding of the benefits, cost, context, user restrictions, target device and the industry structure when developing web based applications for hand held devices.

This unit will give the learner an introduction to the theory and development of web based mobile applications. This is both a theory and practical based unit and will allow learners to demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and understanding of mobile applications (web based and target device based) development to be able to identify the features affecting the production of applications. Learners will be given an introduction to the understanding of target device, industry restraints and conditions to gain an understanding of user experience and production requirements in the development of web based mobile device applications.

This Unit is relevant to learners wishing to further develop their knowledge of application design and development for mobile handheld devices such as tablets, smart phones and laptops.

Unit Description

This unit is aimed at:


  • interface designers
  • graphic designers
  • visual designers
  • programmers
  • interactive designers
  • information architects


Learning Outcomes



On completion of this course the learner is able to:

1. Describe the current technology, features and uses of web based applications on mobile devices

2. Design a web based application for a mobile device

3. Produce a Web Based Application for a mobile device

Unit Content

Finally learners should have the principal knowledge and understanding of development and should feel confident to extend their experience in the design and production for the mobile user experience.

The assessment should be practical where students will have to develop a mobile app and test it on a device which is built during the course under supervision from the tutor.

Assesment Method

The assessment should be practical where students will have to develop a mobile app and test it on a device which is built during the course under supervision from the tutor.

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