Mobile Apps I & II

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Mobile Apps and Game Design I & II
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 .5 credit
MAGD I (GML Language)
MAGD II (C# Language; Software Development Certification)

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In this project-based course, students will develop applications and games. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of application design and development using programming languages and developer tools.  The content includes practical experiences in conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, audio/sound effects design, video/special effects design, and implementation. The proliferation of animation in all types of electronic media means opportunities are growing all the time which will provide ample opportunities for students who use this course as an entry into the field of rich animation. Creating Solutions Everywhere!

Find out how thinking like a programmer – using the coding and engineering design cycle – solves problems and how science & math concepts and skills are so thoroughly integrated into mobile application development.

Free Version - GameMaker Software

Mobile Application Developer Job Outlook
(App Developers are in High, HIGH Demand!)

The mobile device market is growing at breakneck speeds. Some experts even compare the mobile movement of the 2010′s to the Internet explosion of the mid 1990′s! This growth is feeding the increased demand for mobile application developers. As smartphones and tablets change the way people communicate, do business, shop and access news & entertainment, the demand for new and innovative mobile applications will continue to rise as mobile devices become more capable.

This rapid growth of mobile apps is creating a host of employment opportunities for both corporate and freelance mobile application developers.

According to hiring managers and IT recruiters, the demand for skilled & talented mobile application developers still far exceeds the supply. Some of the most popular industries hiring mobile app developers include video game studios, advertising and marketing firms that aim to build branded application for clients, media firms that recognize mobile as a powerful content distribution channel, government agencies and financial institutions that want to bring their core services to mobile users, software development firms and real estate agencies.

The job market for mobile application developers is expected to skyrocket by 32% from 2010 through 2020, creating close to 300,000 new positions and heralding one of the decade’s largest increases for any occupation (IT or otherwise). The lion’s share of these opportunities will be in Android and iOS app development as these giants represent close to 90% of all smartphones in circulation in the U.S.

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Mobile Apps and Game Design II
Grades 10, 11, 12 .5 credit

Mobile Apps and Game Design II will focus on the continuing understanding of the application development process for Mobile Operating Systems.  More specifically, students will build custom applications in Visual C#, an efficient, powerful, type-safe, and object oriented language that enables extraordinary application development with the expressiveness and elegance of C-style languages.  The job market for mobile application developers is expected to skyrocket by 32% from 2010 through 2020, creating close to 300,000 new positions and heralding one of the decade’s largest increases for any occupation.  For those interested in a career in application and game design, you will be expected to be proficient in a variety of programming languages including GML and C# among others.

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