Mobile Development for Non-technical Managers & Project Managers

Course#: BSMD1143

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Mobile Development BSMD1143 1 Day

This 1 day course is an overview of mobile development for project managers.

Why Attend this Course?

If your an existing Project Manager or involved in software projects and need to have an understanding of the challenges of project managing mobile applications development then this is the course for you.

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

This is a highly interactive Hands on courses with the options of the Accelerator Plus1 Workshop.

Lot of demos, practical exercises and samples. Very strong presentation skill of the trainer. Good balance between theory and practice application.

What you will Learn?

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

The architecture of Android OS.
Using the Eclipse based development environment.
GUI development.
Supporting multiple languages.
Accessing data from files, network and SQL database.
Audio and video playback.
Automated testing of your applications.
Selling your applications in Android market.

Audience

Project Managers & Managers involved in software projects.

Prerequisites

Some project management experience would be good but non essential.

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Mobile Application Development Strategies

Mobile Applications
Devices Types
Smartphones
Tablets
Device Convergence
Platforms
Platform Comparison
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The Reality
Types of Mobile Applications
Native Mobile Applications
Mobile Web Applications
Responsive Web Design
Building
Responsive Web Applications
Hybrid Mobile Applications
The Future?
HTML5 — 9 New Features
Cascading Style Sheets — CSS
JavaScript
Libraries
Common Features
Mobile Web Development
Apache Cordova (PhoneGap)
Building with Cordova
10 Questions
Summary

Chapter 2. Risks and Challenges

Introduction
Security is Security
Five Aspects of Security
It’s all about the Data
Physical Device Security
User Accounts
Data Entry Challenges
Radios
Emerging Mobile Security Solutions
User Friendliness Problems
Understand How Users Interact With the Application
Consider Real User Needs
Consider the Environment
Internationalization (i13n)
Consider the Battery
Consider the Connection
Not Meeting User Expectations
Choices
Change at the Speed of the Internet
Review Sites
Too Late to go to Market
Quick Response
Mobile Adoption Path
Modern Development Methodologies
Summary

Chapter 3. Introduction to Android

What is Android?
A Short History
Advantages of Android
Disadvantages of Android
Android Version Distribution
Android Market Share
References
Summary

Chapter 4. Accessing Enterprise Data and Services

Mobile Device Connectivity
Types of Connections
Reversing a Trend
Cellular
Wifi
Bluetooth
Near Field Communications (NFC)
NFC Tags
Varying Connection Quality
Connection Costs
Data Transfer
SOAP Web Services
RESTful Web Services
Websockets
Offline Strategies
No Offline Operations
Limited Offline Operations
Full Capability Offline
10 Questions
Summary

Chapter 5. Introduction to Responsive Web Design

What is Responsive Web Design?
Mobile Browsers Quirks
Other Mobile Web Considerations
Primary Responsive Design Techniques
Elements of Responsive Design
Example of Responsive Design
Responsive Page Design Schematic
Alternatives to Responsive Design
Summary

Chapter 6. Mobile Usability Patterns

Introduction
Usage Pattern Based UI Design
Tabbed Interface Pattern
Tabbed Interface in Android
Vertically Scrollable List Pattern
Master Detail Navigation Pattern
Example Navigation
Split View Pattern
Device Dimension Specific UI Pattern
Handling Orientation Change
Toolbar Pattern
Search Interface Pattern
Pagination Pattern
Detail Iteration Pattern
Loading Images from the Internet
10 Questions
Summary

Chapter 7. Mobile Testing Overview

Native Architecture
Mobile Web Site Architecture
Hybrid Apps
Unit Testing
The Architecture
Function Testing Applications
Testing Disk Storage
Testing Network Access
Testing Location Based Services
Testing Telephony Services
Summary

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