Top 5 mobile app development courses one should go for

Are you thinking to pursue a course in mobile app development? Here are some of the top courses in mobile app development you should consider to make a career in this profession.

To help your business grow on the internet, it is must to have a smartphone app of your website so that your customers can handle things on-the-go. To learn to develop such apps, one has to pursue an app development course in one of the many respective fields of Mobile App Development. In this article, I will share some information regarding best app development courses that you should opt for to make a career as a mobile app developer.

iPhone Application Programming course

This is one of most high class course that one can opt to boost his/her career. This course is being taught by Prof. Jan Borchers of RWTH Aachen University. The duration of this course is about 2 years and after completing the course, you will get a certificate which will be valid throughout the world. After the completion of the iPhone application programming course, you will be able to create apps for Apple's OS and also edit existing apps. This will give you an opportunity to make good money.
Here is the link for complete course details:

Building Mobile applications

This is another great course which one can pursue to be able to develop any kind of mobile applications. This courses involves the app development for any smartphone of any OS except the iPhone. So, this course is better suited for those who want a bright future in the Android and Windows app world.

The course was at first being taught by Harvard Extension School during 2011, however later they published 12 videos and summed up all the course information in them. You can go through those videos through the following link and prepare yourself for the exams which this school conducts during spring to get a genuine certificate valid throughout the globe.

There is no time limit for the completion of this online course. It depends on how much time you can devote to learn from these videos and crack the examination to get the certification.
Here is the link for the videos:

Developing Mobile applications by Web Technologies

This is an online learning course and requires no fees and no examination. It is for people who already have a little bit of knowledge of app development. This course is made available by the Stanford University through many videos on YouTube, which are very easy to understand. They are full of practicals and easy illustrations to make them very user friendly. You can go through those videos via the below link and also you can follow #stanford on twitter to get the latest updates regarding the WebOS courses.
Link for the online course videos from Stanford:

Advanced iPhone Development course

This course is offered by Madison Area Technical College and the concerned professor is Brad Larson. This course is regarded as one of the toughest app development courses throughout the globe and one of the most expensive courses too. But I might say that one who successfully completes this course is all set to take his/her career to great heights. This is the best platform to show off your skills. The course mainly focuses on the next generation app development and the fields included in this advanced course are Core Animation, Core Data, OpenGL ES, multithreading, iPad app development and many such topics.
Here are the words of the concerned professor about this course:

Developing Apps for iOS(HD)

This course is almost the same as the above mentioned advanced course but is not as difficult to pursue as it focuses on other topics like User Interface, multi-touch features, graphics designing and many such specifications of the iOS. In this course, you will be taught how to use different tools and API's for building applications for iOS using the iPhone SDK software. Hence, this course is an easy one to pursue. The other topics focused upon in this course include core animation, bonjour networking, mobile device power management features of the platforms based on iOS. So, go for this course in the app development field and turn your self into a successful and popular iOS app developer.
Here is the link of the videos available on web for this course:


These were some of the top app development courses which one can easily opt for and make a good career in App Development. Some of these courses are available online via video tutorials and some can be pursued by attending proper classes. You will be awarded genuine certificates after the course completion.

If you need further details about any of the above mentioned courses, feel free to ask you questions below in the response box or you can directly use Google search to get full details of every mentioned course.

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Author: Timmappa Kamat19 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

You have given great tips on the most lucrative business model - at least as of now. I just look forward to today's youngsters to get into this promising career.

Author: Umesh04 Aug 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 8

Nice information and guidance provided in the article. Today we have entered in an era of mobile telephony and earlier whatever we wanted to do using a laptop or desktop can now be accomplished with the smartphone. This is definitely a great paradigm shift in the way and manners that computers were used by the people. With the introduction of mobile apps the small screen of the mobile has become as powerful as the erstwhile computer screen. So, without shifting the screen here and there and enlarging the view, now with mobile apps we are able to do the tasks much easier and conveniently. This has actually opened a big opportunity in the field of creating mobile app and every company or organisation is vying for each other for having their own app for their customers in the mobile world. There are two main operating systems that is iOS and Android which are present in the mobile arena and there is almost equal scope for making apps which are appropriate to work in those systems.

Some of the programming skills and languages which are useful in learning the art of creating mobile app are C++, Java, JavaScript, C#, HTML5, Python etc. Those who are interested in the mobile app area must have proficiency in some of these languages which are the basic requisites and many software engineers and professionals already possess them. Apart from that some course is also required where the use of these languages is taught in details for creating an effective and impressive app for the client. With the advent and spread of digital marketing and other such aggressive campaigns by the companies the area of mobile app making is definitely a lucrative one.

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