DPS923 Weekly Schedule – Winter 2014

On this page, you will find the DPS923/MAP523 Weekly Schedule for the Winter 2014 semester.

Please note that the schedule may change, and that it is your responsibility to know the current schedule.

Week number and date
(Mon, Thu)
Topic theme and coverage Due this week Mark value
Week 1
Jan 9
Introduction to the course, and to…
Objective-C language
Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks
MVC design pattern, composition, delegation
Development tools
Week 2
Jan 13, Jan 16
User interface elements
Views and view controllers
iPhone OS app structure
Memory management
Week 3
Jan 20, Jan 23
Cocoa collections
Data persistence using property lists and archiving
MVC review and study
Modal view controllers
Debugging introduction
Lab 1
Quiz 1
4%
3%
Week 4
Jan 27, Jan 30
Tab bar application style
Navigation-based application style introduction
Table view introduction
Navigation-based application style with table view
Apple iPhone OS Human Interface Guidelines
Lab 2
Quiz 2
4%
3%
Week 5
Feb 3, Feb 6
Core Data technology introduction
Navigation-based application that uses Core Data
Lab 3
Quiz 3
4%
3%
Week 6
Feb 10, Feb 13
Continue working with data, and the Core Data framework Lab 4
Quiz 4
4%
3%
Week 7
Feb 20
Midterm test is Fri Oct 18
Accessing the network, and using web services, including RSS
User interface foundations for your programming assignment
Lab 5
Quiz 5
4%
3%
( study week )
Feb 24 to Feb 28
Week 8
Mar 3, Mar 6
Core Graphics introduction to 2D graphics
iOS device features…

  • Accelerometer
  • Location
  • Camera
  • Address Book
  • etc.
Week 9
Mar 10, Mar 13
Midterm test is Mon Mar 10
Then, iOS device features, continued
Likely more network coverage
Test 30%
Week 10
Mar 17, Mar 20
TBA Assign interim 1 10%
Week 11
Mar 24, Mar 27
TBA
Week 12
Mar 31, Apr 3
TBA Assign interim 2 10%
Week 13
Apr 7, Apr 10
Demonstrate your programming assignment to your professor Assign final 15%
( exam week )
Dec 9 to Dec 13
(this course does not have a final exam)

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