This page contains Syllabus of Mobile Programming of BCA.

Title Mobile Programming
Short Name
Course code CACS351
Nature of course Theory + Practical
Semester sixth-semester
Full marks 60+20+20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

Course Description

This course provides the comprehensive knowledge related to the Mobile programming, which encompasses integrated development environment, infrastructure, design, and develop and testing of mobile application, which communicate with database to solve real word problem.

Course Objectives:

The general objectives of this course is to develop mobile application that solve real word problem with use of current mobile technology.

Units and Unit Content

2. Introduction to Android Programming
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Android Platform, History of Android, Environment Setup, Creating an android project, Laying out the user interface (The view hierarchy, widget attributes, creating string resources, previewing the layout), Creating a new class, Setting up the project, Running on the Emulator.

3. Designing the User Interface
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Android layout types (Linear, Relative, Table, Absolute, Constraint), Layout attributes, Android widgets (Textview, Edittext, Checkbox, Radiobutton, Spinner etc.) and its attributes, Event Handling, working with string, string array and colors, working with resources and drawable, adding icon to the project.

4. Android Activity
teaching hours: 4 hrs

The Activity life cycle, Creating multiple activities, Declaring activities in the manifest, Connecting activities with intents, Passing data between activities, Getting a result back from a  child activity, Getting and setting data to/from the layout file.

5. UI Fragments, Menus and Dialogs
teaching hours: 6 hrs

The need for UI flexibility, Introduction to fragments, Lifecycle of fragment, Creating a UI fragment, Creating a fragment class, Wiring widgets in fragment, Introduction to fragment manager, Difference between Activity and Fragments. Menus (Introduction, Types, Implementing menu in an application) Dialogs (Introduction, Creating a dialog fragment, Setting a dialog's content)

6. Listview, Gridview and Recyclerview
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Listview (Introduction, Features, Implementing listview in an application) Gridview (Introduction, Features, Implementing gridview in an application) Recyclerview (Introduction, Features, Implementing recyclerview in an application)

7. Advanced Android Concepts
teaching hours: 7 hrs

Local database with SQLite (Establishing connection, creating database and tables, data manipulation), Introduction to API, API Types, Introduction to JSON, Retrieving contents from remote server, Sending contents to remote server, Implementing Google Maps in android application, Procedure for publishing application on Google Play Store.

8. Introduction to ios and ios
teaching hours: 10 hrs

Introduction to ios and ios programming, ios platform, Environment setup, Creating an Xcode project, Building the interface, Making connections, Running on the simulator. Introduction to Swift language, Views and the view hierarchy, Storyboard and view controllers, working with widgets and its attributes, Creating a simple ios application.

Lab and Practical works

Laboratory Works

Laboratory works should be done covering all the topics listed above and a small project work should be carried out using the concept learnt in this course. Project should be assigned on individual basis.