Course Overview

Learn to design and implement applications for all mobile devices. One of our original courses, back by popular demand! Topics covered include: UX (User Experience), application structure, network, database, video, multi-touch in applications, app design for multi-touch screens, and usability testing. Please note that this is not a games design course - games designers should sign up for our Video Game Design class.

The camp covers the hands-on practical aspects of developing a mobile app including the following key topics:

  • UX: setting up and designing a user interface
  • Wireframing: Paper App
  • Building and coding your app with AppShed and Blockly
  • Interactivity with Blockly programming
  • Testing the application: Break your App
  • Publish: That's a Wrap!

Your app will be available to download on any smartphone (including iPhone and Android phones) and any tablet. Content-based apps work particularly well - integrating the phone's sensors and cameras are not part of this app-making course. This course is great for creative types just getting started with creating technology, and for students with a specific content-driven app idea. Successful previous apps have included:

  • Revising apps including quizzes
  • Apps to share information between friends or schoolmates, e.g. team practice schedules, lunch menus, homework, fan information.
  • Minecraft expert-user reference apps
  • Interactive quiz apps
  • Location apps for visitors and tourists
  • Apps about science, sports teams, history... your imagination is the only limit!

Available Dates

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