Discover a better way to build apps that run on just about any smartphone or tablet. This course will demonstrate ways to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards.
Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, and Windows Phone? Sure you do! Do you want to learn five different programming languages? Of course you don't!
Fortunately, you're about to discover a better way to build apps. In this course, you'll view ways to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer.
What are the compelling reasons for developing mobile apps with HTML5, and why are some of the web's biggest players—including Google, Facebook, and Twitter—moving all their apps to the mobile web? In this lesson, you'll learn four principles for designing great mobile apps and get acquainted with the concept of "mobile first" web development. By the end of the lesson, you'll be ready to start writing an app.
In this lesson, you'll follow the progress of employees at a fictitious company as they build a mobile app. In the process, you'll set up your tools and get your hands dirty with some real HTML5 code.
HTML5 is the latest version of the markup language of the web. In this lesson, you'll learn why web developers and mobile developers are so gung-ho for HTML5. More importantly, you'll find out how you can use it to write your own web pages. By the end of the lesson, you'll understand the basics of markup languages and HTML5 syntax.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are an extremely important part of modern web design. In this lesson, you'll use CSS to format HTML documents. This lesson also looks at the new capabilities that are possible with CSS version 3.
By accessing built-in device features such as offline storage and location services, you can make your mobile web apps much more dynamic. In this lesson, you'll learn what's possible and how to do it.
No web app is an island. Hundreds of app developers have made certain features of their software available using Web Application Programming Interfaces. By using these APIs to retrieve data and then combining different data sources, you can create endless combinations called mashups.
Graphics and animation can really spice up your mobile apps. The mobile web has special requirements and technologies that you need to be aware of, however. In this lesson, you'll learn to optimize your graphics for the mobile web.
Smartphones and tablets come in different shapes and sizes. In this lesson, you'll learn to 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, and then focus on touch-enabling your app.
A responsive app doesn't keep the user waiting. In this lesson, you'll learn some techniques to make your app responsive. You'll also try out some tools that will help you check and improve your site's responsiveness.
Native apps give you access to more device features and to the distribution power of an app store. Learn how to use Apache Cordova to convert your web app into a native one for multiple mobile operating systems.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. HTML and/or programming experience will be helpful, but is not required.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Mike Orsega has a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Applied Math from the University of Georgia. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. Mike teaches programming both online and in the classroom and has more than five years of online teaching experience in subjects ranging from basic computer literacy to C# and Alice programming.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
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!
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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.