Diploma in Mobile App Development

Master the practical skills for creating, designing & developing Mobile Applications in 4 weeks

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This Introduction to Mobile App Development aims to give you the knowledge and skills to start developing your very own Mobile Applications. Whether you want to improve your business, generate a second income or pick up a new hobby! – This is the course for you! Mobile Apps dominate the Web with 86% of users spending their time on Web Apps as opposed to 14% on traditional browsers! People want to access the world from their fingertips on the go!

This course focuses on the practical application of the technologies used in Mobile App Development. You will learn what programming languages are used to create a Mobile App, what software can be utilized and integrate together. You will also learn about the differences between Mobile Apps and how they are developed for specific Mobile Devices and various Eco-systems of the App Stores. Our informative and fluid teaching process will take you through the whole Mobile App Design Cycle from Start to Finish. On completion of this course you will know how to develop your own app, add the necessary style and functionality to run it on your own device!

You will not be required to have any background experience in Mobile App Development nor will you need to purchase any additional software to practically apply the skills you will learn. We will provide you with a detailed explanation of how to install and get set up with our recommended software and how to get the most out of your programming environment. Read More

Interactive and On Demand Lessons

This course takes place over four weeks and includes eight lessons which take you step by step on the journey to creating your first Mobile App. In addition to the LIVE Lessons, all lessons can be accessed 24/7 the day after their release date LIVE for YOUR convenience. You will also have full tutor support throughout the course applying your new found knowledge easier and faster than ever before.


  1. Learn the terminology associated with Mobile Application Development
  2. Begin using the coding languages and technologies integrated into App Development.
  3. Live Lessons with exclusive Questions & Answers Sessions available.
  4. 8 online Audio & Visual Modules, highly enjoyable & fully interactive.
  5. Learn to cultivate your ideas and bring them from Designs to working Prototypes.
  6. Practical skills and knowledge to promote and enhance the visual appeal of you, your clients and your potential business.
  7. Full support provided throughout the course at your request. Your tutor can be reached at any time no matter the question!
  8. Build your very own Apps and learn the key approaches to tracking your progress systematically.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Mobile App Development

With the advances of Mobile Technology is has never been less difficult than it is today. Because there are so many frameworks and tools to aide you in development, just anybody who brings the correct mindset, approach and persistence can create interesting, content or data-driven apps for just about any platform in existence. Starting this process can seem a little daunting for someone who doesn’t already have a great understanding of the technologies in play. We’ll explore how to start getting your hands dirty in app development as this course goes on.

  • The Evolution of MAD
  • Picking a Coding Language
  • Front-End Development

Lesson 2: Designing our App

What have we gotten ourselves into? In this Lesson we look at what’s involved in the Design Process for App Development. Learn to Research the Market. What is the Most Popular App in the World? Should you compete against it? We cross-examine questions that we need to ask ourselves before we begin especially when these skills are in such high demand that we need to be able to work smarter and not harder. Find out how to avoid the common mistakes that can trap development in an endless loop of inactivity and prevent you from reaching your goals.

  • What are the Most Popular Apps?
  • What is the Best Idea?
  • Creating a Paper Prototype
  • The Mistakes to Avoid – Creating an App
  • The Software Layout

Lesson 3: User Interfaces with HTML

Two lessons in and we have already learned so much about the world of App Development! In this lesson we will be begin to take control of the development of our apps. Learning a new coding language can be tough to do when you have no prior experience. We aim to break down those barriers and show you exactly what you are capable of when a little persistence and debugging helps you to understand exactly what you are writing.

  • What is HTML?
  • Running a Simulation
  • Learning to code with an IDE
  • Implementing our Designs

Lesson 4: Coding Functions

Now that we are beginning to brim with confidence it’s time to see what our designs are capable of doing. In this lesson will focus on integrating our HTML and CSS with the JavaScript language to get our App up and running when we are testing the code. Find out how to expand on what you have already coded for your interface. By adding the functions and variables to your code you can turn any splash screen into an enjoyable clicking adventure for the user or client to enjoy at their leisure.

  • What is JavaScript?
  • Adding Variables
  • What do functions do?
  • Adding it all together

Lesson 5: Web Hosting/Deploying Apps

Great! Now we have learned what is intricately involved during the development of an App. What about the next stage of Development? No, not testing, after you’ve discovered that your app potentially works! We need to know what’s next? In this lesson we take a look at YOUR options. What if you want to make a Web App? What about Hybrid Apps? We will discuss all possible paths to delivering your App to your client.

  • Deploying the App for Testing
  • What is Web Hosting?
  • Where is my App?
  • What do I need to get my App to the Store?
  • What should I charge?

Lesson 6: Mobile App Dev Life Cycle

Let’s take a step back for one moment. It’s always a good idea to make sure we are in control of what we are doing and that the development is not in control of us! In this lesson we will discuss tools that are used by Developers to make life easier for bigger projects. As project expectations begin to grow, more management is needed and tasks become enormous and overwhelming. We will now introduce available tools to aide YOU in terms of keeping on top of the development and being able to meet targets for the week.

  • Introduction to Version Control
  • Creating a Repository
  • Introduction Project Management
  • Running a Sprint

Lesson 7: Final Project (i)

Now we are up and running we can start practically applying the skills that we have learned. We can now learn how to develop our very own App using HTML5, CSS & JavaScript. Deploy it to our Phones for Testing and stay on top of the Development Schedule. This may seem overly complicated but don’t get discouraged! With all these tools taking care of the “what do I do next?” questions we are free to focus on the front-end development of our app.

Lesson 8: Final Project (ii)

Our Final Lesson will begin by making sure our Systems are all in place. Has the Version Control been updating? Does our code work? Did we get all of the Tasks we aimed to get done complete? Brilliant! We can go straight back into the development of our app and continue with the flow. We will take the time to comb through our code and find any bugs or modifications that will improve the Apps performance. As the Lessons come to an end you will be free to begin your journey as a Mobile App Developer!

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Jquery Mobile
  • Android SDK Kit
  • Adobe PhoneGap / Apache Cordova
  • Programming
  • API’s
  • Mapping
  • Security
  • SQL-lite
  • UI best practices
  • Application structure
All courses at Shaw Academy are independently accredited by an internationally recognised body for CPD purposes. This course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which is an independent body that ensures qualifications are in line with the most current professional standards
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Course Schedules

Lesson # Day Date Time
Class 1 Monday Mon Feb 06, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 2 Wednesday Wed Feb 08, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 3 Monday Mon Feb 13, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 4 Wednesday Wed Feb 15, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 5 Monday Mon Feb 20, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 6 Wednesday Wed Feb 22, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 7 Monday Mon Feb 27, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST
Class 8 Wednesday Wed Mar 01, 2017 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST