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Course Code: ENTD333 Course ID: 4388 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of application development for the iPhone and iPad mobile devices and how mobile devices enhanced by mobile application software are changing the face of technology. The course expands on concepts introduced in the mobile application design and development course and expands into more advanced topics regarding iPhone and iPad mobile devices. The course will cover scenario-based exercises and requires students to use assigned tools to write, test and deploy mobile software applications into the iOS platform environment. The course allows the students to experience maximum amount of application and retention of material covered in the course. Students need the latest XCode installed, which is available from the Appstore, and XCode must be installed before class begins. Students must have access to an Apple Inc. computer with XCode installed to successfully complete this course. Students also need intermediate level programming experiences and/or knowledge to do well in the course. Students must have previous programming experiences using an object-oriented C-based language such as C#, Java, or C++. (Prerequisites: ENTD200 or ENGR200 for Engineering majors)

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Research various types of mobile application software and the iOS (operating system) for iPhone and iPad mobile devices
  • Review key tools used to design, develop, write, test and deploy applications into the iOS platform environment
  • Build a mobile application for iPhone and iPad mobile devices using assigned programming language
  • Use assigned tools to write, test and deploy applications into the iOS platform environment
  • Explain the benefits of mobile application software use in iPhone and iPad mobile technology

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

Review the assigned textbook and support materials for this course! Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.

The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.

The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.

The Final Project requires you to use your knowledge gained through-out the course apply what you learned.

NameGrade %
Forums 27.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.38 %
Week 2 Forum 3.38 %
Week 3 Forum 3.38 %
Week 4 Forum 3.38 %
Week 5 Forum 3.38 %
Week 6 Forum 3.38 %
Week 7 Forum 3.38 %
Week 8 Forum 3.38 %
Assignments 48.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 8.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 8.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 25.00 %

Software Used:

  1. iPhone or iOS SDK (It is the student’s responsibility to download and install this software.)

Software Installation Instructions:

  1. Register as an iPhone developer at first and download the free SDK.
  2. Refer to Nutting Text book Chapter 1

Additional references are found in the Lessons Page of the classroom.

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Beginning iOS 7 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Apress
Author:Jack Nutting, Fredrik Olsson, David Mark and Jeff LaMarche
Unit Cost:$30.01
Book Title:Learn Objective-C on the MAC,E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Apress
Author:Dalrymple, Mark / Knaster, Scott
Unit Cost:$24.29

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.