‘Build An App’ with MobileArq: A Programming course for high school students in NYC and surrounding areas

Course Objective

Our curriculum will equip the student with the critical skills to become a web and mobile app developer. Students will learn to use industry standard tools, frameworks and languages that comprise the mobile web technology stack.  This knowledge and skill-set is applied by our students to produce a complete and functional app at the end of the course.

Course Outline

UNIT 1: Overview of web architecture and tools

UNIT 2: Front end frameworks, templates and responsive design

UNIT 3:  Understanding third party APIs

UNIT 4:  Learning to use a Database

UNIT 5: Building a simple communication app with MobileArq Frameworks


The two-weeks of in-class instructions concludes with the student creating a group communications app with MobileArq frameworks. They can apply this knowhow to build a communications app for a community or an organization to which they belong. The student can also build any other app that they can conceive.

The in-class instructions are followed up with 1-hour instructions over 6 additional weeks, via WebEx, to guide the student’s progress in web technology and app development.

For a detailed course syllabus, please send a request to buildanapp@mobilearq.com

Register for ‘Build an App

We invite you to learn and experience App development that can have an immeasurable impact upon you and a positive impact on your college application.  Please go to https://buildanapp.mobilearq.com/buildanapp_student_register.html.  MobileArq offers a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the course, within the first week of the two-week in-class instructions.

Location: TBD

Session #1: July 10- July 21, 2016, 10 daily classes, 5 hours/day for 10 days, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Session #2: July 24- Aug 7, 2016, 5 hours/day for 10 days, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Each session includes a 6 weeks of follow-up, 1 hour/week over WebEx.

Flexible scheduling available for those who have other activities setup during different weeks. Small class sizes and individual instruction will be provided.

Cost: $1,400

Feedback from MobileArq Interns/Students

Ben C., a rising High School sophomore in Summit, NJ, From the MobileArq ‘Build an App’ course, I learned many of the fundamental steps to producing a fully fledged web app. When I came into this program, I had no knowledge of the backend programming in websites. I went from 0 knowledge to having a basic login and a user index for my swim team app. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to build an app.

Rohan M., Union County Magnet High School Senior, MobileArq has really made an impact on my life. It has given me hands-on experience with development and the development process. I dealt with things like versioning, servers, and SQL, all of which I’ve either never encountered or never really used before. Every day I learned something new. MobileArq internship was a unique experience that has helped prepare me for a true job.

Christopher G., Academy of Information Technology, UCVTS Senior, “Throughout my time at MobileArq I really learned the difference between just knowing a programming language and actually using it. I learned how to code and create a product with the user in mind, while knowing the development process that is involved in producing new features. I would never have gotten to experience and learn how to truly make a great technological product if it was not for MobileArq.”

Fola C., NJIT Freshman, “I have grown exponentially. I have learnt new languages like PHP and SQL, worked with cloud computing using Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). I wasn’t taught any of this in school and having this knowledge has given me a great start in my career”

Bowen X., NJIT graduate student, “I have learned more in two months with MobileArq, then I did in my two years with NJIT”

Course Coordinator and Instructor: The MobileArq ‘Build an App’ course is led by Nirupama Mallavarupu, an experienced technologist. Niru has extensive experience in software development and its application for building secure web servers through her work experience in in Sun Microsystems and Oracle as well as several startups. Niru is also the Founder and CEO of MobileArq that builds communication software for K-12 schools. Currently, MobileArq software is being used widely in schools across the US. Empowering students with mobile and web programming skills is a passionate project for Niru and the MobileArq team.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I don’t have any programming experience at all. Can I still attend the MobileArq class this summer?

Yes, absolutely! Our classes are designed with beginners in mind. If you’ve never written a line of code, we’re ready to teach you from the very start. With MobileArq, you’ll learn the core components of computational thinking and coding best-practices.

I’ve already taken AP computer science or other CS courses. Is this class for me?

We’ve had many students take our classes with prior programming experience – from AP CS to other summer programs. Our classes are designed to stretch students who already are coming in with some knowledge of programming..

What does a typical day in MobileArq’s summer classes look like?

Classes start at 9:00 AM and students spend the morning working through labs, guided lectures, interactive practices, and coding challenges. After lunch, students work in groups to complete larger code challenges and work on ongoing projects.

Do I need my own laptop?

Students enrolled in our course are required to bring a Mac or PC laptops to class. Please reach out to us if you are unable to bring your laptop to class.

Who teaches the classes?

Our classes are all taught by experienced educators and developers. Each teacher has gone through extensive training in front and back end development and an in person bootcamp on computer science pedagogy.

Where is this course being held?

 This course will be held in MONDO Summit, a recently renovated historic building in downtown Summit, NJ.