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Mobile Application Development (Android)

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Mobile Application Development (Android)
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PIB-MADA
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Exercises, project and presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI599 (P221-0086) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course, technical
KIB-MADA Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, optional course, technical
KIB-MADA Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 5, optional course, technical
PIBWI42 (P221-0086) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, informatics specific
PIB-MADA Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 5, optional course, informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Christoph Karls, M.Sc.
Lecturer: Christoph Karls, M.Sc.

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to explain the basics of application development in the context of mobile applications and work with a corresponding development environment (e. g. Android Studio).
They will be familiar with the basic concepts of the Android operating system (e. g. activities, intents, services and threads) and can plan and implement applications independently.
Students will put the above mentioned topics to the test in exercises. This will enable them to develop an integrated solution for a given task in a final project independently and in a problem-oriented manner.

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Module content:
- Basics
- Programming environment & special toolchain
- Activities and life cycle
- User interfaces
- Intents and broadcast receiver (communication between application components)
- Services and threads
- Persistence
- Content provider
- Sensors and actuators
- Miscellaneous

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Teaching methods/Media:
Android smartphones and tablets, transparencies, projector, board, project and group work, lecture-relevant exercises, oral presentations by students

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Recommended or required reading:
MarkL.Murphy,Commonsware,TheBusyCoder_sGuide to Android Development -

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