The MTN Business App Academy is an online app development campaign, where you will be mentored and tutored by experts in the field, ensuring that you are up-skilled for a future career in app development. At the end of the 6-week online coding programme, you will participate in an exciting virtual hackathon with the objective of developing an app that solves a common social challenge facing South Africa.

At the end of this, each solution will be entered into the annual App of the Year Awards under the Best Breakthrough Developer and/or the Best Youth App categories, with the top three solutions in line for winning a share of R100 000.

The programme below outlines all the course content that will be covered each week. Sessions will run weekly on Tuesdays with recap sessions taking place on Fridays. All course material will be available for download after each session.

MTN Business Entrepreneurship Masterclass

September 22, 2020 10:00:00

Week 5 Recap

- 3 Featured Local Apps of the Week for inspiration.
- Resource guide and usage
September 4, 2020 15:00:00

Week 5

- Camera Vision Intelligence (Mobile Vision)
- Geo-location services
- Machine Learning: Design, Building, Training, Inference and Deployment
- Implementation of inference algorithms
- Open CV for Android
September 1, 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

Week 4 Recap

- 3 Featured Local Apps of the Week for inspiration.
- Resource guide and usage
August 28, 2020 15:00:00

Week 4

- APIs
- Hybrid Authentication
- Firebase Console
August 25, 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

Week 3 Recap

- 3 Local Apps of the Week for inspiration.
- Native vs Hybrid development
- Resource guide and usage
August 21, 2020 15:00:00

Week 3

- Navigation drawer
- Network and Connectivity
- Invoking the different device hardware based on the APIs
- Background services
August 18, 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

Week 2 Recap

- 3 Local Apps of the Week for inspiration.
- Chat with a designer
- Resource guide and usage
August 14, 2020 15:00:00

Week 2

- How to create a wireframe for an app
- Material Design & associated patterns
- Styles
- Components
- Splash screen design
- User guide
- App Icons
- Animation (motion)
- Usability
August 11, 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

Week 1 Recap

- 3 Local Apps of the Week for inspiration.
- Native vs Hybrid development
- Resource guide and usage
August 7, 2020 15:00:00

Week 1

- Native vs Hybrid development
- App Life Cycle
- APIs available for use
- Design patterns
- What makes an App
- Battery Power saving
- Mobile Data optimization
- Native vs Hybrid development
- Security
- Navigation drawer
- Intents
- Activities
- Fragments
- Layout components
August 4, 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)