Mobile App Development Mini-Degree

The mobile app market is growing fast. With over 2.5 billion active users on Android alone, it’s an area filled with exciting opportunities for developers with the right skills.

Start building your own Android and iOS apps with the Mobile App Development Mini-Degree. You’ll master the official integrated development environments for Android and iOS – Android Studio and Xcode respectively – along with the most popular mobile development languages and frameworks – JavaKotlin, Swift, Dart, FlutterFirebase, and SQL databases. 

You’ll learn by building real projects, including a weather forecast app, a pet database, a contacts app, and more, and gain skills that will set you up for success as a mobile app developer.


You will master:

  • Android and iOS app development basics
  • Database integration with SQL
  • Retrieving data from external APIs
  • User authentication with real-time, cloud databases


Build Mobile Apps

Create a portfolio of mobile app projects, including:



Level 1 Mobile App Mini-Degree Learning Goals

  • Java language basics
  • Kotlin language basics
  • Create your first Android apps
  • Intro to native iOS development

Level 2 Mobile App Mini-Degree Learning Goals

  • Learn database structures
  • Database CRUD functions
  • Work with lists & adapters
  • Display database of contacts

Level 3 Mobile App Mini-Degree Learning Goals

  • Connect to external data sources
  • Parse JSON & XML data
  • Scrape HTML data
  • Build a weather forecast app

Level 4 Mobile App Mini-Degree Learning Goals

  • Firebase backend integration
  • Cloud storage & Firestore
  • User authentication
  • Create a pet database app

Level 5 Mobile App Mini-Degree Learning Goals

  • Learn the Flutter framework
  • Incorporate UI animations
  • Work with widgets
  • Native functionality with plugins


100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop Android and iOS mobile applications – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate and advanced courses that will allow more experienced developers to take their skills to the next level, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.


Courses by the World’s Best 

Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re qualified coders who have been formally certified for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a developer.


Why Make Mobile Applications?

Whether for recreation or business, mobile usage has become an integral part of life, and smartphone users increasingly turn to apps to complete their day-to-day tasks. Currently, nearly 50% of the world’s population own a smartphone, and this number is only set to grow.

Line graph showing the user growth worldwide for smartphones

As the number of smartphone users continues to rise, so do the sales and downloads of apps – ensuring that there are endless opportunities for developers and businesses alike.

Line chart showing the forecast until 2025 of mobile app spending

Line chart showing the forecast until 2025 of installs for mobile apps


Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Read text summaries

✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates


Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!

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This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience. An Android device, iOS device, and/or emulator is required in order to run the projects included in this curriculum.

Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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