Develop mobile applications

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAPRG409A, 'Develop mobile applications'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Develop mobile applications' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Define a platform

1.1 Determine target platform for the hand-held device

1.2 Choose and evaluate a development environment based on the target platform, hardware and mobile phone manufacturer on which the application will run

1.3 Prepare and configure the application development environment

2. Design user interface for a mobile application

2.1 Create views for different screen orientations and resolutions

2.2 Integrate appropriate navigation techniques

2.3 Design page layout and content

2.4 Integrate appropriate user input techniques

3. Permit the personalisation of parameters

3.1 Write code to allow users to configure application settings

3.2 Write code to allow users to configure application output, such as text size, brightness and sound effects

4. Build user interface for a mobile application

4.1 Itemise the required functionality

4.2 Build user interface in the determined development environment to fulfil this functionality

5. Connect to data sources

5.1 Bind controls to data sources

5.2 Persist data using eXtensible markup language (XML) serialisation

5.3 Access remote data using XML web services

6. Test and debug a mobile device application

6.1 Test application for overall functionality according to requirements

6.2 Iterate application design or build until test results meet requirements

7. Deploy a mobile device application

7.1 Create application packaging for deployment

7.2 Deploy an application to target devices