Apptrepreneur

IT Varsity: ApptrepreneurSo, you want to become a successful app developer who is going to create the next killer app? Let us show you how!

It is true that essential development skills are necessary, but they are not enough; you also need other skills such as entrepreneurial and marketing skills.

What is it?

The Apptrepreneur course  is a Cross-platform Mobille App Development course
geared to make you more than just a good app developer: it is designed to put you on the
road to becoming an app entrepreneur as well.

How long is the course?
Full time: 3 months

Are there any prescribed books?

You will get a copy of the following books as part of the course:
App Empire by Chad Mureta
Mobile JavaScript Application Development by Adrian Kosmaczewski

Who should attend this course?
Whether you are a student, businessperson, professional, or anyone who wants to learn
how to develop apps and start an app business, this course is intended for you.

What do I need?
No previous experience is necessary. Whether you are a beginner keen to start writing your first App or a more experienced programmer seeking to update your skills, we cover
practical introductions to these App Development as well as tips and techniques used by
experienced web developers.

What is taught in the course?

Part 1: An introduction to app development
Past present and future: Evolution of apps
App Success stories: could you be next?
Doing market research: critically analysing your app idea
Creating apps for multiple platforms: an introduction to HTML5
First steps: learning HTML

Part 2: Creating apps for people
Good user interface = good chance of success
User interface design fundamentals
Styling your app with CSS
An introduction to JQuery Mobile

Part 3: Adding functionality to your app
Programming essentials
JavaScript essentials

Part 4: Taking things further
Advanced JavaScript
Utilizing your device’s built-in features such as geolocation and the camera
Deploying your app to multiple platforms: using PhoneGap and Sencha
Testing your app

Part 5: You the Apptrepreneur: the next steps…
Protecting your intellectual property
Uploading your app to the various app stores
Monetizing: App revenue models: which is best for your app?
Getting the word out: how to market your app