Building Mobile Apps with HTML5

Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web APIs to create cross-platform mobile apps and mashups.
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NZD$412.34 RRP $634.94

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 8 Weeks Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • 4017 Students

What's it all about?

Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone? Sure you do! Do you want to learn five different programming languages? Of course you don't!

Fortunately, you're about to discover a better way to build apps. In this course, you'll learn how to imagine, design, build, and optimise a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer.

You'll also learn some of the most sought-after skills in Web and mobile development, including:

  • HTML5 and how it's different from previous versions of HTML.
  • CSS3, the layout and styling language of the mobile Web.
  • Scripting with JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX.
  • How to use Web services such as Google Maps in your app.
  • How to determine an app's user location by accessing the built-in geolocation capabilities of the user's smartphone.
  • How to use Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to combine different Web services to create mobile mashups.
  • How to optimise your app for performance to make sure that it runs as fast as possible for your users.
  • How to convert your HTML5 apps into native apps that you can submit to app stores such as Apple's App Store, Google Play, and Blackberry App World.

By the end of the course, you'll have built your first mobile web app, and you'll be on your way to making your dream of being a successful mobile app developer a reality!


Course Revised January 2014

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

New sessions of each course start monthly and last for six weeks. You’ll gain access to two lessons a week (for a total of 12 lessons) helping you pace your learning. There are no set times for you to study, you can log in and out at any time and complete the course at your own pace. Your expert tutor will guide and facilitate your course, answering any questions you have and providing guidance and feedback. You’ll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate.

Session start dates are listed below. Has the start date already passed? Don’t worry, you can join a class up to 2 weeks after the start date!

Start Dates:

  • 14 November
  • 12 December
  • 16 January
  • 13 February

Who's the instructor?

Chris Minnick

Chris Minnick has helped hundreds of businesses design or redesign their websites, mobile websites, and mobile apps. As the founder of Minnick Web Services, he has over 18 years of experience working with clients ranging from sole proprietors to F... Read more

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What's involved?

  • Lesson 1- The Basics of Mobile Apps and App Design
  • Lesson 2- Building Your First Mobile App
  • Lesson 3- Introducing HTML5
  • Lesson 4- Formatting HTML5 With CSS3
  • Lesson 5- Scripting With JavaScript
  • Lesson 6- Jump-Start Your App With jQuery Mobile
  • Lesson 7- Accessing Device Features and Storage
  • Lesson 8- Web APIs and Mashups
  • Lesson 9- HTML5 Graphics and Animation
  • Lesson 10- Optimizing for Mobile Devices
  • Lesson 11- Maximizing Mobile Performance
  • Lesson 12- Convert Your App to a Native App

What do others think?

‘The instructor is excellent with great teaching skills. He could explain all the difficult concepts in a simple and easy to follow manner. He is really brilliant and loved his teaching. The course is really interesting explaining the basics. The quiz and assignments are nicely planned and gave more confidence. Discussion areas also helped a lot. The course is truly inspiring one!!’

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The Learning Environment

From the moment that you enrol in Building Mobile Apps with HTML5 you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.

Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

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Why Choose Vibe Learning?

Learn Your Way

We understand that everyone works at their own pace and no two students are the same. That's why when you study with Vibe Learning we provide you with all the study guidelines, tools and support you need but leave you to set the pace. You are free to complete your assessments when and where you want.

We don't break the bank

With Vibe Learning we believe that education should be accessible to anyone who wants to learn. That's why we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Investing in your future is a smart choice and doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you choose our money saving upfront prices or flexible payment plans, studying is accessible to you.

You'll get the personal attention you deserve

We are real people, providing real support every step of the way. When you study with Vibe Learning, you'll benefit from learning from professional, knowledgeable and most of all passionate industry experts.

Reap the rewards sooner rather than later

We offer a range of options from short 6 week courses through to extensive 12 month courses. Whatever your personal or professional goals, studying online with Vibe Learning provides a rewarding life changing experience which is well within your reach.

Learn real life skills

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  • The course is industry Current
  • The course is Relevant to our students
  • The course is Engaging and delivers outcomes

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