Description: The focus of this course is mobile application development for Apple Inc.'s iOS operating system. This course examines iOS application development including introductory iOS concepts, the Xcode development environment and interface components, and application components. Also introduced are Swift 3, classes/templates, methods/functions, declarations, data types, operators, control structures, arrays, strings, application testing, and submitting applications to the Apple App Store. Skills garnered in this course are important to the information technology domain as iOS is one of the most familiar and widely used operating systems for mobile devices, and the increasing demand for mobile services and content creates an increasing need for individuals who can program mobile applications for iOS-based devices. This course builds on learning in CIT 633 by affording students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge associated with mobile application development for iOS. Students will engage in research and synthesize findings of peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles on iOS application development best practices and current trends as well as apply programming techniques for iOS application development. This course builds toward learning in CIT 693 as skills developed in this and prior courses will be applied in a culminating demonstration of learning in a masters course and project. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to a Personalized Learning program