ITN 263 Mobile App Development

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
ITN 261


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamentals of mobile app development, security, and deployment. Students discuss fundamentals of secure app development, develop mobile apps, use emulators for testing, and deploy apps to an emulator or mobile device.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Access to high-speed Internet.

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Video Conferencing
Web Conferencing
Hybrid Course
Online Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Explain the functions of mobile operating systems. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 2, 4)
  2. Apply the concepts of user interface and user experience (UI/UX) to mobile apps. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 4)
  3. Develop secure mobile apps in an integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile app development. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3)
  4. Deploy mobile apps. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 2, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Explain the functions of mobile operating systems.
    1. Describe the components of a mobile operating system.
    2. Differentiate between mobile and non-mobile application characteristics.     
    3. Distinguish among different mobile operating systems.
    4. Identify how apps interact with an operating system.
    5. Identify best practices for developing secure mobile apps.
  2. Explain and apply the concepts of user interface and user experience (UI/UX) to mobile apps.
    1. Describe the visual elements that create a valuable user interface design.
    2. Describe the fundamental principles of creating a positive user experience.
    3. Create mobile apps that employ good user interface design and experience.
  3. Develop secure mobile apps in an integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile app development.    
    1. Develop secure mobile apps using an IDE.
    2. Compile an app for a mobile device.
    3. Debug a mobile app.
  4. Deploy mobile apps.
    1. Deploy a mobile app to an emulator or mobile device.
    2. Describe alternate methods for secure mobile app distribution.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  2. Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
  3. Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
  4. Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.