App Development - Home Study

Create a digital prototype for an app through App Lab

Step 1

Review the learning objectives


This course requires a login for App Lab, a free online tool. Students 13 and over can create their own account. Those under 13 will need to have an account set up for them by a teacher or parent/carer. Details of how to do this are in the 'Guide to setting up App Lab accounts' document in the resources section.

Learning Objectives


  • Identify everyday problems which could be solved by a mobile app


  • Be able to expand and develop initial ideas to create a better understanding of the problem to be solved
  • Understand how to utilise mobile device features in the design of an app


  • A clickable prototype of an app
  • A presentation / video / animation explaining your idea

Step 2

Student Workbook

  • Printable student A4 workbook containing practical activities
  • Guides you through the course
  • Fully editable, making it easy for you to adapt

Step 4

Work through presentation

  • Launch the presentation below and work through the activities
  • All activities are in the student workbook and introduced in the presentation

Step 5

Enter the Awards

This presentation will take you through the entry submission process applicable when you are working from home. This guide will help you to create a submission that standouts from the crowd.

For this year entries are welcome from UK and international students and can be individual or team entries (e.g. if you started a course while your school was still open).

All entries must be in English.

The closing date for entries is the 18th of May 2020

Step 6

Produce your video

Getting close to the deadline? Not produced your video yet? Check out our help and advice in this useful presentation

Step 7

Next Steps

If you want to continue to develop your app follow the activities in this presentation.

This handout will help you with the business model activity:

Business models handout (Word)