This course is intended for experienced developers who wish to learn how to develop applications for the Android operating system from Google. Students will build various small example app, service, and widget projects and also work up larger case-study applications involving various UI-design techniques. While this is an introductory course, we make a point of focusing on practical concerns faced by the corporate IT developer. The primary case-study application connects popular mobile features such as maps and multimedia with a RESTful web service and a JPA persistence tier that connects to a fully-worked enterprise database (15 tables, 998 rows). The mobile side of the application includes 47 Java classes and 8 distinct activities. Supporting applications provide overlapping exercise in key techniques such as using asynchronous tasks, communicating with external applications, and error-handling. This course paves the way for see Intermediate Android Development, which covers network, inter-process communication, media, maps and location, and more. For a faster-paced course that runs from introductory to intermediate level, you might also consider Android Development.
Java programming experience is required; ProTech's "Java Programming," is excellent preparation. Exposure to related technology including web applications, user-interface design, SQL, XML, and web services, all are beneficial but none are required.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is intended for experienced developers who wish to learn how to develop applications for the Android operating system from Google.