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 learn how 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.
- Lesson 1 - The Basics of Mobile Apps and App Design
What are the compelling reasons for developing mobile apps with HTML5? Why are some of the web's biggest players—including Google, Facebook, and Twitter—moving all their apps to the mobile web? Learn four principles for designing great mobile apps and get acquainted with the concept of "mobile first" web development.
- Lesson 2 - Building Your First Mobile App
Follow the progress of employees at a fictitious company as they build a mobile app. Set up your tools and dive in with HTML5 code.
- Lesson 3 - Introducing HTML5
Understand the basics of markup languages and HTML5 syntax.
- Lesson 4 - Formatting HTML5 With CSS3
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are an extremely important part of modern web design. Use CSS to format HTML documents. This lesson also looks at the new capabilities that are possible with CSS version 3.
- Lesson 6 - Jump-Start Your App With jQuery Mobile
- Lesson 7 - Accessing Device Features and Storage
By accessing built-in device features such as offline storage and location services, you can make your mobile web apps much more dynamic.
- Lesson 8 - Web APIs and Mashups
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.
- Lesson 9 - HTML5 Graphics and Animation
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. Learn to optimize your graphics for the mobile web.
- Lesson 10 - Optimizing for Mobile Devices
Learn how to make your web app look good on the largest possible variety of devices. Add some meta tags that will give your app more polish on iPhone and Android, and then focus on touch-enabling your app.
- Lesson 11 - Maximizing Mobile Performance
A responsive app doesn't keep the user waiting. Cover some techniques to make your app responsive. Try out some tools that will help you check and improve your site's responsiveness.
- Lesson 12 - Convert Your App to a Native App
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.
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New class starts monthly
Course Hours: 24 Hours
This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.