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Online Android App Development Training

Introduction to Android App Development
Do you have a need for an Android app that does not exist as yet? Would you like to develop that app yourself? This course presents an introduction to Android app design and development using Java. This is a dynamic and intensive hands-on course that uses a tutorial step-by-step approach designed for the novice programmer.
The course assumes little or no prior programming experience and it introduces key programming concepts including variables, decision structures, lists and arrays. The course covers Android features and development environment; the user interface; input variables, and operations; icons and decision making controls; lists, arrays, and web browsers; implementing audio in Android applications. The outcome will be the ability for students to develop the confidence and technical skills to create fully-functional Android apps.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the main characteristics and functionality of Android devices
  • Reproduce the installation of the Android Eclipse SKD
  • Define the Android user interface
  • Define Android user input, variables, and operations
  • Customize icons
  • Use decision-making controls
  • Define lists and arrays
  • Implement audio in Android apps
  • Develop Android apps
Applicable Job Roles: Android programmer analyst, Android programmer, Android analyst programmer, Android computer programmer, Android software developer, Android applications developer, Android computer programmer analyst, Android internet programmer, Android java developer, and Android web programmer
Who Should Attend: This course will benefit industry professionals including programmers, system designers, web developers, and other professional involved in systems design and development on various platforms. This course will also benefit anyone who has an interest in the mobile platforms, such as Android, and are curious about app development for these platforms.
Outline

 Week 1 - Introduction to Android

  • Introduction to Android
  • What is Android?
  • Features
  • Architecture
  • Android Apps
  • Android Components
  • Android History and Versions
  • Market Deployment
  • Installing the Android Development Environment
  • Requirements
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Android SDK
  • Android Development

 Week 2 - Android Development Environment

  • Creating a New Eclipse Project
  • Creating a ‘Hello World’ project
  • Building the User Interface
  • Touring the Eclipse’s Package Explorer
  • Designing the User Interface Layout
  • Adding a Form Widget
  • Testing in the Emulator
  • Opening a Saved App in Eclipse

 Week 3 - Android Development

  • Software Development
  • Object-oriented Concepts
  • Java Basics

 Week 4 - Android User Interface

  • Designing an Android App
  • Using the Android User Interface
  • Creating Activities
  • The Android Manifest File

 Week 5 - Android User Input, Variables, and Operations

  • Android Themes
  • Simplifying User Input
  • Declaring Variables
  • Working with Mathematical Operations
  • Displaying Android Output

 Week 6 - Icons and Decision-Making Controls

  • The Launcher Icon
  • RadioButton and RadioGroup Controls
  • Making Decisions with Conditional Statements

 Week 7 - Android Lists, Arrays, and Web Browsers

  • Creating a List
  • Using the onListItemClick Method
  • Decision Structure – Switch Statement
  • Android Intents
  • Launching the Browser from an Android Device
  • Designing the XML Layout Files
  • Adding Multiple Class Files

 Week 8 - Implementing Audio in Android Apps

  • Creating a Splash Screen
  • Launching the Next Activity
  • Designing the main.xml File
  • Playing Music
  • Creating a Raw Folder for Music Files
  • Using the MediaPlayer Class
Prerequisites

This course requires general familiarity with computer concepts, an interest in mobile applications, and experience with Android based devices, such as smartphones or tablets.

Requirements

Students will need access to a computer that can be used to install Android Eclipse SDK. Students will also need access to the internet. Students must submit assignments and other work in a PDF file format.