ITE528 Cross Platform App Development (8)


This subject teaches students the concepts, tools and techniques used to develop quality mobile apps for diverse platforms and devices, including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows. Students will create multi-platform apps using the PhoneGap and Xamarin.Forms cross-platform development tools. Students will also investigate the different mobile architectures and analyse different approaches for creating effective user interfaces for multiple deployment scenarios.

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Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE528
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in 

Graduate Certificate in Mobile Applications Development
Master of Mobile Applications Development

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to compare and contrast a variety of mobile architectures and the appropriate use of each;
  • be able to explain the process required to create applications which run across multiple architectures;
  • be able to critically evaluate the architecture necessary to retrieve and update information from a remote web service;
  • be able to critically analyse approaches to the development of user interfaces that will be deployed across multiple resolutions and devices;
  • be able to plan, create and deploy an HTML 5 cross-platform application developed using PhoneGap;
  • be able to plan, create and deploy a cross platform application developed using Xamarin.Forms.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Code design and architecture for multiplatform deployment.
  • User interfaces for mobile platforms (iOS, Windows, Android).
  • Native vs hybrid applications.
  • Model, View, Controller paradigm.
  • Understanding differences between Android, iOS, and Windows implementations.
  • Views and controls.
  • Networking.
  • Data and persistence.
  • Communication with external data sources.
  • Incorporating sensors.
  • Multiplatform project management.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.