CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps
Mobile Web Apps
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General Information

Overview

This unit shows you how to design and implement dynamic mobile web apps that allow complex user interaction and build on knowledge of responsive web design. You will examine the viability of web apps versus native apps, with particular attention being paid to cross platform considerations using tools such as Apache Cordova, implementing web middleware using server-side tools such as Node.js and integrating these with cloud databases to store mobile data. The business drivers for mobile portals will also be discussed, as will the social impact of mobile technology. Research skills will be introduced as a means of keeping up to date with the changing mobile development landscape.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Req: COIT20268 Responsive Web Design Anti-Req: COIT20231 Mobile Computing

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Project (applied)
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

The unit doesn't cover platform-as-a-service cloud services such as AWS and Google Cloud.

Recommendation

Introduce application development and deployment on cloud platforms in this unit.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator's reflection

Feedback

The assessment tasks are too complex to be manageable for students.

Recommendation

The assessment tasks will be revised to make them more manageable for students.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design, create and implement a mobile web app
  2. Design, create and implement a hybrid mobile app, a web service and then use these to store mobile data to a cloud database
  3. Analyse and evaluate design alternatives for the app
  4. Use an integrated development environment (IDE) build, debug and test mobile systems to develop a working app
  5. Assess the current and future business impact of mobile web apps
  6. Critically evaluate key research areas in mobile web apps.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

Systems Design (DESN),

Systems Integration (SINT),

Data Analysis (DTAN),

Database/Repository Design (DBDS),

Testing (TEST),

Release and Deployment (RELM),

Applications Support (ASUP).

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Project (applied) - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Project (applied) - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Android Studio (latest version)
  • Zoom (both microphone and webcam capability)
  • Visual Studio Code (latest version)
  • Nodepad++ (latest version)
  • Node from https://nodejs.org/en/ (latest version)
  • Gradle (latest version)
  • Git CLI from https://cli.github.com/
  • Apache Cordova (latest version, URL: https://cordova.apache.org/)
  • Heroku CLI (URL: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli#install-the-heroku-cli)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Salahuddin Azad Unit Coordinator
s.azad@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

Industry Introduction: Prospects. Terminology. JavaScript Overview

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Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

JavaScript: Basics. JSON

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Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

JavaScript: Arrays. Objects. jQuery. jQueryMobile

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Lecturer created materials

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Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

User Interface : Basic

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Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

User Interface : Intermediate

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Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Enjoy the break.

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Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

API Design

Chapter

Lecturer created materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 - Mobile Web App Due: Week 6 Tuesday (23 Aug 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

API Construction

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Week 8 Begin Date: 05 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Full Stack Implementation: Basic

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Week 9 Begin Date: 12 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Full Stack Implementation: Intermediate

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Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 19 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Full Stack Implementation: Advanced

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Assignment 2 - Full Stack Hydrid App Due: Week 10 Tuesday (20 Sept 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 26 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Production Development/Deployment

Chapter

Lecturer created materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 3 - Mobile Apps Project Part A Due: Week 11
Tuesday (27 Sept 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

API Security

Chapter

Lecturer created materials

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

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Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 3 - Mobile Apps Project Part B Due: Review/Exam Week Tuesday (11 Oct 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Oct 2022

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Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Contact information for Dr Salahuddin Azad: Email: s.azad@cqu.edu.au; Office: Level 6, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne Vic 3000; P +61 3 9616 0680 | X 50680.

If you have any queries, please email me and I will get back to you within one business day or so. For an individual discussion, please ring me during business hours (or leave a message if I am not in) and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1 - Mobile Web App

Task Description

This is an individual assignment. The objective of this assignment are to develop, test and maintain a mobile web application using an integrated suite of mobile software development tools. More specifically you will work on the client-side of the application using jQuery, jQuery Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.


You are required to complete various tasks including:

  • set up a JQueryMobile SPA (Single Page Application) with LOCAL supporting files,
  • design and integrate a “swipe” menu system,
  • design and integrate an input form with validation – data stored locally,
  • display the form data,
  • display data from an external third-party API, and
  • a student creative choice.

Further detail about the assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Tuesday (23 Aug 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

You must submit your assignment electronically by the above due date and time.


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Tuesday (6 Sept 2022)

The marks and feedback will be returned 2 weeks after the submisison due date.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria for this assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You are required to submit your assignment electronically via the Moodle unit website. The deliverable is a compressed file containing all your assessment work (code, folders, images and your Word document) as one tar, rar or zip file. Please note: You should use your student number as the name for your gzip, rar or zip file when uploading to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use an integrated development environment (IDE) build, debug and test mobile systems to develop a working app


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2 - Full Stack Hydrid App

Task Description

This is an individual assignment. The main outcome of this assignment is to create a Hybrid App running on a Smart Device wherein products are scanned by an employee and available for review by both the employee and his manager.

More specifically the tasks that need to be accomplished are:

  1. Client - Develop, test and maintain a mobile internet application using an integrated suite of mobile software development tools. More specifically on the client-side jQuery, jQuery Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.
  2. Hybrid App - Deploy the client application as a Hybrid App to smart devices (e.g., Android smartphone) using the Cordova platform.
  3. Server - Develop, test and maintain an Express Web Server and API using JavaScript and Node with various node packages. Data is stored locally on the mobile device and in the cloud (MongoDB). The API facilitates access to a MongoDB Atlas cloud service for online storage and retrieval using Node Express middleware.

Further detail about the assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Tuesday (20 Sept 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

You must submit your assignment electronically by the above due date and time.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Tuesday (4 Oct 2022)

The marks and feedback will be returned 2 weeks after the submisison due date.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria for this assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You are required to submit your assignment electronically via the Moodle unit website. The deliverable is a compressed file containing all your assessment work (code, folders, images and your Word document) as one tar, rar or zip file. Please note: You should use your student number as the name for your gzip, rar or zip file when uploading to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design, create and implement a mobile web app
  • Design, create and implement a hybrid mobile app, a web service and then use these to store mobile data to a cloud database
  • Use an integrated development environment (IDE) build, debug and test mobile systems to develop a working app
  • Assess the current and future business impact of mobile web apps


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Self-management

3 Project (applied)

Assessment Title
Assignment 3 - Mobile Apps Project

Task Description

This is a group assignment. You should work in a group of three (3) members. The overall objective of this assignment is to design, specify, implement and test a Hybrid App.

More specifically the tasks that need to be accomplished are:


Part A: Project Proposal (15 marks)

You will generate a semi-original idea for a mobile application. The proposal will contain:

  • A brief description of what the app is about and what it does
  • A brief discussion of the motivation for producing the app, i.e., who will use the app and why they will use the app (target audience)
  • A list of the high-level user requirements
  • Software architecture clearly depicting all components
  • Wireframes of all user interfaces
  • A brief outline of the testing plan
  • A summary of the major tasks and who is doing what to be completed in developing the app

Part B: Application and Report (35 marks)

  • Client - Develop, test and maintain a mobile internet application using an integrated suite of mobile software development tools. More specifically on the client-side jQuery, jQuery Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.

  • Hybrid App - Deploy the client application as a Hybrid App to smart devices (e.g., Android smartphone) using the Cordova platform.

  • Server - Develop, test and maintain an Express Web Server and API using JavaScript and Node with various Node packages. Data is stored locally on the mobile device and in the cloud (MongoDB). The API facilitates access to a MongoDB Atlas cloud service for online storage and retrieval using Node Express middleware.

  • Server Deployment - Deploy the API server using an online service (e.g., Heroku).

  • Report – Run instructions, problem resolution, testing, and vulnerability analysis.

Further detail about the assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Assessment Due Date

You must submit Part A of the assignment by Week 11 Tuesday (27 Sept 2022) 11:45 pm AEST. Part B of the assignment must be submitted by Review/Exam Week Tuesday (11 Oct 2022) 11:45 pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

The marks and feedback will be returned on the date of certificatation of grades.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

The marking criteria for this assignment will be provided on the Moodle unit website and in the the assignment specification document.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
For Part A, you are required to submit a Word file to Moodle. For Part B, the deliverable is a compressed file containing all your code, supporting files and your report as one tar, rar or zip file. Please note: You should use your student number as the name for your gzip, rar or zip file when uploading to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design, create and implement a hybrid mobile app, a web service and then use these to store mobile data to a cloud database
  • Analyse and evaluate design alternatives for the app
  • Assess the current and future business impact of mobile web apps
  • Critically evaluate key research areas in mobile web apps.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Self-management

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?