The instructor is excellent with great teaching skills. He could explain all the difficult concepts in a simple and easy to follow manner. He is really brilliant and loved his teaching. The course is really interesting explaining the basics. The quiz and assignments are nicely planned and gave more confidence. Discussion areas also helped a lot. The course is truly inspiring one!!
This was a wonderful course. It introduced me to technologies and concepts that I didn't know existed. After agonizing over developing an Android app, due to my limited knowledge in the Java language, I feel that I now have a much easier alternative. Thanks again for the information provided. It was invaluable.
This course was recommended to me by a friend and I am very thankful about it. Mr. Minnick was very helpful in any way he can and always kept a positive attitude towards his students. This online learning will benefit those people like me who can't go to school because of work and many other things. I will continue looking for more courses to take.
I truly enjoyed learning using the structure and formatting of this course. The instructor's experience and knowledge were evident in all lessons and assignments. I am looking forward to taking another course produced by this instructor. Thank you.
I really enjoyed this course and the instructor's writing and teaching style. The material was presented in a very logical and sequential manner.
Chris is fantastic instructor and a very clear and concise educator. What I liked best is his interaction. This is probably the first ed2go class I have taken where the discussion area was very much utilized and moderated by staff and students. I think 50% of my learning took place in the discussion area! All of Chris' resources are well thought out and applicable to the topic at hand. I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone looking to develop knowledge and skills in mobile web development.
I loved the course, and found the content exciting. It was presented in an understandable, useful format. Thank you for a great course!
This is probably the best ed2go course I've taken. This was valuable information, presented well. I will definitely use this information.
I enjoyed taking this course. The material and information was well written and easy to follow. I was impressed by how well organized the lessons were.
A wealth of information presented in a hands-on style that made sense.
Course Code: ma5
Get ready to start writing an app by learning four principles for designing great mobile apps, and getting acquainted with the concept of "mobile first" Web development. Then set up your tools and get your hands dirty with some real HTML5 code.
Find out why HTML5 is so important to mobile and web developers and how you can use it to write your own webpages. You’ll also learn to use CSS to format HTML documents which will make your web apps workable on the largest number of devices.
Learn how to use built-in device features such as offline storage and location services to make your mobile Web apps much more dynamic and web APIs to create mashups.
Learn to optimize your graphics for the mobile Web and make your Web app look good on the largest possible variety of devices. You'll also add some meta tags that will give your app more polish on iPhone and Android.
Learn tools and techniques to make your app responsive. And finally, you’ll learn how to use PhoneGap to convert your Web app into a native one for multiple mobile operating systems.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
All additional software needed for this course is freely available on the Internet and the steps for downloading and installing it will be covered during the lessons.
One of the following operating systems is required:
Note: HTML and/or programming experience will be helpful, but is not required.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.