Mobile App Development
Lab: 3036 Engineering Research Facility (ERF)
842 W Taylor
A $125.00 laboratory fee is required for this course, which is used for the course supporting materials, and supplies (movile devices, printer paper, copies, media storage, supplies for presentation etc.) Materials
Laptop computer Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6+ Adobe Creative Suite A sketchbook Pencils (B+), black color markers, eraser, etc. 2 USB Flash drives (minimum 32 GB) to save your back up files. It is recommended to store data additionally on a private computer or external hard-drive. Students are required to store and backup their files appropriately and an additional data storage is strongly advised for back-up. Google Drive Account A mobile device for testing is preferred but not nesessary (iPhone 6) Evaluation and Requirements
Your final grade will be based on your performance on the group project, evaluations of team member performance (peer evaluation), attendance, participation, and your ability and willingness to accept client and faculty feedback. On-time class attendance is mandatory. It is not possible to make up or compensate for missed class sessions or quizzes. More than two unexcused absences will result in a reduction of the final grade by one letter grade; with every additional unexcused absence, the final grade will drop by an additional grade. Some of the discussions and exercises are done and graded in-class so you must attend class to receive these points. For best in-class participation, you should complete required readings and tasks before class (will be specified in the study guide in each module). Be prepared for a lot of hard work: be prepared to code, often, and much outside of the class. The aim of this course is to get you to a point where you can launch your own “App portfolio”. This course will be difficult but also very much in-depth and useful to prepare your graduation portfolio. There is a lot of self-study required: there are many recommended resources on mobile programming, and our course time is limited. Each session will have required pre-reading and post-reading. Make sure to, at the very least, skim the references. Our lecture time limited as well as our lab time, and the goal is to maximize that time. The instructor reserves the right to add online tutorials, lectures and video sessions to class lectures and homework. You must submit all assignments via DropBox/ UIC Box unless otherwise instructed on the deadline specified for each assignment. Late submissions will be penalized by 5% grade reduction for each overdue day. Assignments must be professionally prepared with recommended computer applications. Unless otherwise stated, assignments must be submitted electronically to the DropBox/UIC Box. For each assignment, be sure to include the following in the file/folder title:Your last name_assignment title Projects more than 5 days late will not be accepted. Be sure to submit the work well ahead of due time. Excuses like website or computer error will not be accepted after the due date. ‘Incompletes’ will only be granted according to University policy. A (90-100%) Consistent growth in the above listed as well as excellent work. Excellent work consistently goes above and beyond what is required. B (80-89.99%) Above average growth in the above listed as well as above average work. C (70-79.99%) Average growth in the above listed as well as average work. D (60-69.99%) Dissatisfactory growth in the above listed and incomplete work. E (59.99% or below) Dissatisfactory growth in the above listed, incomplete work and poor attendance. The numeric breakdown for the final grade follows: 20% Participation/Contribution 30% Exercises/Assignments 20% Midterm Presentation 30% Final Presentation / Documentation Any individuals with learning disabilities or special needs must make the instructor aware of them prior to the due date of the first major assignment. Those who require accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Disability Resource Center. Please contact DRC at 312/413-2183 (voice) or 312/413-0123 (TTY). http://www.uic.edu/ depts/oaa/disability_resources/contact.html If you wish to observe your religious holiday, which is in the conflict with mandatory academic attendance, you should notify the instructor by the tenth day of the semester of the date on which you are requesting an absence. You are responsible for understanding what constitutes academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty is an extremely serious offense. All cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with in accordance with the policies of the University as published in the Undergraduate Catalogue and the University of Illinois at Chicago policy on Academic Honesty at: http://www.uic.edu/ ucat/cat1315archive/index.shtml Required Readings
No cell phone usage in the lab. You are responsible to turn your cell phone off prior to the class. No non-class materials loaded into the computers. No food or drink in the computer labs. No surfing the Internet during lectures. Reconfiguring the system on Cyber-Commons unusable for other courses and may result in dismissal from the course. No talking to neighbors during class. No falling asleep. No reading newspapers or magazines. Your repeated disruption will reduce your final grade. In extreme cases, you can be asked to leave the class and even excluded from the course. Disclaimer
Projects created in this course may be used by the Department for purposes of promotion for students, the School or the University in general. The School may also use these materials for instructional purposes in future courses. Academic Deadlines
Deadlines to add, drop, or withdraw from a course and other important academicdeadlines can be found at: http://www.uic.edu/ucat/catalog/CA.shtml Disability Policy
The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a barrier-freeenvironment. Students with disabilities whorequire accommodations for access to and/or participation in a course must be registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).You may contact DRC at 312-413-2183 (v) or 773-649-4535(VP/Relay) and consult the following: uic.edu/depts/oaa/disability_resources. Grievance Proceedures
UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality ofopportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom fromdiscrimination is a foundation for all decision making at UIC. Students are encouraged tostudy the University’s “Nondiscrimination Statement.” Information on grievancepolicies and procedures is available on the University web pages of the Office of Accessand Equity: www.uic.edu/depts/oae.
Final lab with clients and Daily Bytes team. Will, Ryan and Jessica present their work in progress.
Final review with instructors and clients in Cybercommons. Comet team.
Clients Amelia and students give their feedback to VinYeti team.