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Mobile App Development

From the enjoyment of experiencing to the joy of creating

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Price: $225
Age: 7 to 9 years

5 days, 90 minutes per day
1:1 online class

Best suited for: Kids who are constantly borrowing their
parent’s phones!

About This Course

Mobile apps are essential to how we chat and connect, play and learn. Every year, the world downloads over 200 billion mobile apps! Gift your child this all-important perspective, as they learn to create their very own mobile apps to entertain, inform and engage. Thunkable has a drag and drop interface to design and develop apps with blocks of code. Your child can tinker and play on a tool used for real-world app development!

Limited slots available

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Your Child Will Learn

Logical
Reasoning

Design
Thinking

UX
Design

Creative
Expression

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to look at app design from a User Experience (UX) perspective.
  • Deploy creativity in designing features that others enjoy using
  • Enhance computational thinking and test outcomes using drag-and-drop blocks
  • Journey from being a consumer of technology to a creator of technology

Camp 1

App Creator

  • Your aspiring young developer will learn how apps are created and the magical power of the right app for the right audience.
  • Gain experience on the Thunkable platform and learn to use elements like images, interfaces, buttons, sounds and other features.
  • Projects include simple games which use sensors in a mobile phone, a music player, and a quiz app

Prerequisites: This is a beginner level camp with no experience necessary

A Sneak Peek of the Projects They’ll Be Creating

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Projects include a Chatbot & Language translator, a voice-controlled game and our take on Fruit Ninja which uses the webcam to detect motion!

Camp 2

App Wizard

  • This exciting journey takes your developer on to even more complex applications
  • They will now incorporate mathematical functions, mobile features like gestures and touch.
  • Projects include a multi-player game, health app and popular game mole mash.

Prerequisites: Students need to have completed Mobile App Development Camp 1 or similar introductory course as a prerequisite

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Camp 3

App Innovator

  • Your young learner can now create their own versions of some of the popular apps they might have used on your smartphone.
  • Students learn to create more complex apps using the camera function and Web APIs that provide them access to an endless world of future app ideas.
  • Projects include a multi-player game, simulation and a mask detection app.

Prerequisites: Students need to have completed Mobile App Development Camps 1 and 2 or similar intermediate courses as a prerequisite.

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System Requirements

A laptop or tablet with connected keyboard and mouse, webcam, and a good Wi-Fi connection.
A smartphone to test their apps, either iPhone or Android

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mobile Application Development?

Mobile App Development involves developing applications or games intended for a mobile phone or tablet. Students learn about User Interface (UI) and how to make use of the many sensors found in mobile devices today.

Why should my child learn Mobile Application Development?

With over a staggering 200 billion mobile apps downloaded each year, it is imperative for kids to understand how this technology they use almost daily works. UI design is a skillset with applications across several sectors as well.

What college and career opportunities can these lessons lead to?

Mobile Application Development gives students a strong programming foundation while also developing their creativity through learning to design mobile apps. It is a great stepping stone for them to move on to more sophisticated programming languages such as Python or delve in Robotics or IoT with their new knowledge of mobile device sensors! With a strong foundation, kids will have an easier time understanding different technologies and more advanced coding concepts, opening the door to an exciting world of technology and even careers in STEM!

What is the online camp experience like?

Students who have a busy schedule will benefit from our online camps as it greatly reduces the commute time to and from class! They will need to spare only 90 minutes a day from the comfort of home to attend the online camp! As with all our classes, students will benefit from a private online 1-on-1 class with an experienced tutor.

Is this camp suitable for all skill levels?

Definitely! As all our online lessons are 1-on-1 with a tutor, the curriculum is personalised to meet your child’s skill level, and tailored to suit their unique interests. Whether they are just starting out or have prior coding experience, our tutors will engage and challenge them to bring out their best!

What are the technical requirements for this camp?

Students will need a Windows or Mac computer with a connected mic and webcam. They also need to have Zoom installed. We do not recommend tablets to code, as the multi-tasking ability between Zoom and some browser-based teaching platforms is often unreliable. Students should also have an additional device – either a mobile phone or tablet, which will be used to test the apps they will create.

Limited slots available

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