2020 Workshop on Software Development

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Computer Science
Hayashi Shinpei 
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Fri7-10(大岡山GSIC 3階 307号室, Ookayama GSIC Bldg., Room 307)  
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Course description and aims

This course examines the design, development, debugging, and deployment of mobile applications. Topics include mobile UI framework, networking, location management, sensors, graphics, and security.

The course aims to ensure that students have not only acquired the knowledge and technique required for mobile application development but also gained the skills on using various development tools and practice.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to design, develop, debug and deploy their own mobile applications using Android development environment


software development, mobile applications, Android, mobile UI framework, networking, location information, sensors, graphics, security

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The first half of each class will be devoted to lecture (explanation of concepts, APIs, and/or methods).
The rest will be used for a programming exercise related to the lecture.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Introduction, Application Development Environment Install the application development environment in students' PCs
Class 2 Application Development, Execution, and Debugging Understand application development, execution, and debugging
Class 3 Overview of Android API Understand the overview of Android OS and Android APIs
Class 4 UI Framework (1): Overview Understand the overview of the UI frameworks
Class 5 UI Framework (2): UI Structure and Implementation Understand the structure of UI components and their implementation
Class 6 Networking (1): HTTP, JSON, WebSocket, etc. Understand the overview of higher-level networking (HTTP, JSON, WebSocket, etc.) and related APIs
Class 7 Networking (2): Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Understand the overview of lower-level networking (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.) and related APIs
Class 8 Location Information and Sensors (1): Basics of Sensors Understand the overview of sensors and related APIs
Class 9 Location Information and Sensors (2): Location API Understand the overview of location APIs and their usage
Class 10 Google APIs (1): Maps Understand the overview of Google Maps APIs and their usage
Class 11 Google APIs (2): Cloud API Understand the overview of Cloud APIs and their usage
Class 12 Graphics APIs (1): Basics Understand the basics 2D and 3D graphics and related APIs
Class 13 Graphics APIs (2): OpenGL ES Understand OpenGL ES and related APIs
Class 14 Project Demonstrations Demonstrate student projects

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Documents available on the Android Developers Official Site (https://developer.android.com/)

Course materials will be provided via the course website.

Assessment criteria and methods

Each student will be graded on programming exercises and a final project (Android application).
(1) Programming Exercise: 35%
(2) Final Project: 65%

Related courses

  • CSC.T243 : Procedural Programming Fundamentals
  • CSC.T253 : Advanced Procedural Programming
  • CSC.T273 : Object-Oriented Programming
  • CSC.T423 : Software Development Studio: Basic I
  • CSC.T437 : System Development Studio: Advanced II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This course is exclusively for students enrolled in the Education Program for Information Technology Specialists.
Students must have successfully completed the related courses or have equivalent knowledge.
Students must bring their laptop PCs and mobile devices.

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