This workshop is a hands-on guide to designing and building mobile applications using Google’s Android open-source platform. The course explains what Android is, the Android SDK, all essential features, as well as the advanced capabilities and APIs such as background services and notifications. This complete hands-on workshop encourages participants to learn by building a real-life working application, which can serve as a basis for their future Android projects. By the end of the course, each participant will have a complete functional Android application incorporating most of the key features of the platform.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build your own applications for Android mobile phones.
  • Understand how Android applications work, Android application components, manifest, and
  • Design Android applications with compelling user interfaces by usingand creating your own layouts using external resources.
  • Use Android Web APIs for assessing Web Services such as Twitter in background services
  • Take advantage of Android APIs for data storage and retrieval via user preferences, files and local
  • Utilize the powerful Android API on maps, speech, medias and hardware to build complex applications
  • Debug, test and deploy your own applications on Google Play Store.

 

Guidance Introduction (Day1)

  • What is Android?
  • Android Architecture
  • Android Version and Distribution
  • Knowledge Check

Android Development Environment

  • System requirements
  • Workflow
  • Demo Development Environment Setup
  • Unpacking SDK ADT Bundle
  • Installing and Updating SDK
  • Creating AVD
  • Connecting a Mobile Device
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 1

Android App Development

  • Demo App Development
  • Assigning ID
  • Size, Padding and Margins
  • Project Structure
  • Android Activity
  • Activity Life Cycle
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 2
  • First App Source Code

Android UI

  • UI layout
  • Android Common Layout#
  • Demo Layouts and Widgets Manipulation
  • Knowledge Check

Handling UI Widgets Input Events

  • OnClickListener
  • Image View
  • ImageButton
  • EditText
  • CheckBox
  • Flipper
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 3

Widgets (Day2)

  • Selection Widgets
  • Adapter
  • ListView
  • Spinner
  • GridView
  • Gallery
  • HorizontalScrollView
  • AutoCompleteTextView
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 4

Toast, Dialogs and Notifications

  • Toast
  • Custom Toast
  • Dialog
  • Notification
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 5
Other User Interface (Day3)

  • Option Menu and Action Bar
  • Context Menu
  • Knowledge Check

Intent

  • Passing Data
  • Sharing using Intent
  • Sharing using Intent chooser
  • Sharing with specific package
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 6

Asynctask Internet Connection

  • WebView
  • HttpGet
  • HttpPost
  • HttpURLConnection
  • Knowledge Check

Persistent application data

  • Shared Preferences
  • File Resources
  • SQLite Database
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 7

Location Service (Day4)

  • Location
  • Map
  • GeoCoding
  • Reverse GeoCoding
  • Knowledge Check

Speech

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech Recognizer
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity

Multitouch

  • Motion Event
  • Multi Touch

Media

  • Media Player
  • Media Recorder
  • Image Capture
  • Video Capture

Sensor (Day5)

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Gyroscope

Vibration Telephony

  • Making a Call
  • Sending SMS
  • Telephony State

Publishing

  • Registering
  • Signing
  • Application Version
  • Package naming
  • Google Play
  • 3rd Party Market

This workshop is intended for software developers interested in developing applications for Android mobile phones supporting popular Android versions.

Certification

ACAD - Android Certified Associate Developer

The Android Associate Developer Certification ensures that a developer that passes it has the necessary background on the Android platform features and capabilities, is able to solve common app debugging issues that arise in typical development scenarios.

 

Exam

Android Certified Associate Developer (ACAD)
Format: Multiple Choice based questions
Duration: 2 hours
Total Questions: 50
Passing Score: 70%


 

ACPD - Android Certified Professional Developer

The Android Professional Developer Certification ensures that a developer that passes it is able to solve common app debugging issues that arise in typical development scenarios and is capable of building a typical application with external libraries and common user interface guidelines.

Exam

Android Certified Professional Developer  (ACPD)
Format: Performance test. Application Development Scenario.
Duration: 8 Hours Hands-on Exam
Total Questions: 2
Passing Score: 80%

Prerequisite

All participants should know the fundamental of object oriented programming using JAVA, candidate should be familiar with basic Java SE 1.7++ (classes, control flow statements, instantiation, inheritance, initialization, assignment, method overloading and overriding etc).

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