CS 470 Mobile Application Development • 5 Cr.


This course is a project-oriented course on software application development for mobile devices. It teaches the basic principles of mobile application design, development and testing for resource-restricted devices. The course provides students with the opportunity to having a hands-on experience by deploying a real-world mobile application on the Android platform. Prerequisite: Admission to BS CS program, or instructor's permission.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the constraints of mobile devices 
  • Discuss the performance vs. power tradeoff 
  • Implement the model-view-controller design pattern 
  • Design and implement a mobile application with a graphical user interface 
  • Develop applications with location awareness and hardware sensors 
  • Deploy applications to the Android marketplace for distribution