Web and Mobile Applications development
- Mobile Web 2: Programming Web Applications
In the “Mobile Web 2: Programming Web Applications” course you will learn how to program great mobile Web applications that can ship both online and in application stores.
Please, check out sections and below to find out about the target audience and pre-requesites for this course.
Moving beyond best practices, this course covers all techniques you need to know for programming successful mobile Web applications, including:
- Progressive enhancement and feature detection
- HTML5 for mobile
- Taking applications offline
DURING THIS COURSE YOU WILL
- Understand the specifics of developing Web applications for the mobile environment.
- Discover how to use HTML5’s AppCache to make your applications work offline.
- Be informed about what technologies are coming next so that you will be ready to use them when they become broadly available.
How much time does this take?
You will need to spend around 6-8 hours per week on the course. Some weeks are busier than others and may require more time.
This course will run for 5 weeks. Each week a new chapter will be revealed together with an assignment, and you will get a chance to interact continuously with the teachers about the course’s content. Here is an outline of the overall course:
Week 1: Advantages of the Web for Mobile Application Development
We will look into the many pros and few cons of using Web technology for mobile applications, and work on a simple assignment that will help you become familiarized with the course system.
Week 2: HTML5 for Mobile Devices
After having gone through the steps of readying a basic Web application for mobile usage, let us turn towards the exciting technologies that form the basic building blocks for today’s Web applications. There is a lot to cover and going through them all will take several weeks’ worth of course. Here, we start with what recent evolutions in HTML and CSS bring to the table.
We continue last section’s exploration of the many APIs that are becoming available to Web applications.
Week 5: PhoneGap and a Look at the Future
In the previous sections, we have focused primarily on techniques that can be used today, or that will become usable inside of a very short time-frame. Here, we cast our gaze towards the slightly more distant future so that you can become aware of what’s brewing.
This isn’t futurology though: pretty much everything that we cover in this book exists at least at the prototype stage and is being readied to ship rather soon. It is not the stuff of dreams but rather technology that you will likely find yourselves using (or at least able to use) inside of a couple years’ time.
There is so much innovation going on at the W3C that we won’t be able to deep-dive into specifics; and even if we did, the details we would provide would most likely have changed by the time these features ship. The general approach here is to ensure that you are aware of upcoming additions to your toolbox so that you can be ready when they become available, and if you feel so inclined tinker with early releases (something that’s highly recommended for any good Web developer!).
How do I get a certificate and a badge of completion?
The course includes 3 practical tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) that all need to be completed satisfactorily if you want to receive a certificate of completion and a badge*.
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Who should attend?
[Intermediate and advanced levels]
- Mobile Web developers
- Web developers and content authors ready to program great Web apps