ITE528 Cross Platform App Development (8)

This subject teaches students the concepts, tools and techniques needed to develop quality mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android via a single codebase using languages other than Swift and Java. Students will learn about the different cross-platform approaches such as hybrid container based apps and native apps via Xamarin.Forms.

Students will learn about different mobile architectures and analyse different approaches for creating effective user interfaces for multiple deployment scenarios. The subject will result in students building a Xamarin.Forms application able to run on Apple iOS and Android.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses. 


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; and
  • be able to plan, create and deploy a cross platform application developed using Xamarin.Forms.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Code design and architecture for multi platform 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
  • Multi platform project management


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.