This course covers the creation of mobile apps on the two most popular mobile platforms,
iOS and Android. The course will involve
programming in React Native, a development environment created by Facebook to
produce cross-platform (iOS and Android) apps. The principle language will be in
standard. The course requires a solid grasp of programming concepts and you will be
expected to do independent learning outside of class.
Learning React Native: Building Native Mobile Apps with JavaScrip, 2nd ed., Bonnie
Eisenman, O'Reilly Media, 2018.
- Class lectures will not exactly follow the texts. You are expected to
attend all classes and attendence will be taken.
- You are accountable for all material covered, all announcements made,
and all handouts given out during class.
- Ways to reach me:
- Come during office hours!!!
- Send email to
- Leave a note (including your name, schedule, phone number and
userid) either under my door or in the Math/Computer Science Department
Office 2nd floor Williams.
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In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable
accommodation will be provided to students with documented
disabilities on a case by case basis. Students must register
with the Office of Academic Support Services and provide
appropriate documentation to the college before any academic
adjustment will be provided.
Diminished mental health, including significant stress, mood
changes, excessive worry, or problems with eating and/or
sleeping can interfere with optimal academic performance. The
source of symptoms might be strictly related to your course
work; if so, please speak with me. However, problems with
relationships, family worries, loss, or a personal struggle or
crisis can also contribute to decreased academic performance.
Ithaca College provides a Counseling Center to support the
academic success of students. Counseling and Psychological
Services (CAPS) provides cost-free services to help you manage
personal challenges that threaten your well-being.
Title IX is a federal act mandating that that educational
institutions receiving federal funding must provide sex and
gender equity. All students thus have the right to a campus
atmosphere free of sex/ual harassment, sexual violence, and
gender discrimination. For reports of sexual assault and general
issues, please contact Tiffani Ziemann, Title IX Coordinator,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-274-3300.
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Grading will be based on the following events. Note that half of your
grade comes from the exams. Thus, if you score perfectly on assignments
and projects and have a 70% average on the exams, you will receive a "B"
for the course.
| Assignments (all kinds)
| Exams (2 exams)
| Term Project
Class Attendence and Participation
There will be 2 midterm exams and no final.
The first exam will take place on Tuesday, XX October and the second exam will take
place on Tuesday, XX December. Both exams will take place in the lab period.
The final project presentation will take place at the final exam time.
For this class, the college has scheduled this time at
Thursday, December 20 at 7:30AM in Williams 308.
- Class attendance is mandatory. You are responsible for all material
and announcements given in class. If you miss a class you are responsible
for obtaining the missed material/announcements. 4 unexcused absences will
lower your grade by one half of letter, e.g., an A becomes an A-. If
you miss more than 8 classes I will withdraw you from the course. Note
that verifiable health issues or family emergencies, religious holidays,
court appearances, and most College-authorized cocurricular and extracurricular
activities such as athletic events, musical and theatrical performances, and
professional conferences are considered excused absences.
- All assignments must be turned in within 2 days of the due date. Your
assignment will be docked 25% if it is a day late and 50% if it is two days
late. You may not turn in an assignment any later that 2 days late.
Always turn in whatever work is done at the due
time. You should have something FINISHED (i.e., functioning and
commented), even if the entire assignment isn't completed. Individual
exceptions should be discussed with me in advance.
- I will not accept late assignments unless you talk to me at least 24 hours
before the assignment is due.
- Assignments will be checked in class. You will be required to turn in
your name and the assignment number at the top of the page in a comment.
- No make-up work is available.
If you miss assignments there is no way to make up the work.
- All assignments are expected to be INDIVIDUAL
work. All work handed in must be original. Duplicate or
very similar assignments receive negative grades. Flagrant cheating
(on an exam or project, or assignment) will result in (at
minimum) a FAILING GRADE for the course. General discussion is
allowed, but not sharing of answers, algorithms, or work.
- The term project is the exception to the above rule. This assignment
will be completed in teams.
- SAVE your intermediate work
until an assignment has been graded,
returned, and recorded. KEEP backup copies of the final versions of your
assignments and projects. KEEP copies of returned work (I may make a mistake
in recording the grade).
- Graded assignments will be returned in class. Work unclaimed in
class may be picked up later from outside my office. If you have a
question on a grade, bring it to my attention within one week of the
- Periodically, I will post grades as we have them
recorded. It is your responsibility to check these listings to ensure
their correctness, within one week of the posting.
- Handwritten assignments should be neat and easy to read (Or else type
them!). Include your name and section number on every page and in every
stack. Your term project design statements must be typed.
- It is more productive to use the computer for entering, editing, and
running scripts, and then spend time AWAY from the machine debugging
- Don't get behind in this class! Start each assignment as soon as it
is handed out, so that you have time to ask questions and can use your time wisely.
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