|Price||250€ (20% discount for bachelor students)|
|Application deadline||February 25 (Sunday)|
|(This course has ended)|
Are you a newbie, interested in developing your first Android app? And, you want to do it by using the latest cutting-edge technologies? Then join our “Android App development” course. The course will introduce you to mobile application development for the Android platform. Android is everywhere, in your smartphone, tablet, TV, car etc., basically it is the biggest mobile platform in the world with as much as 80% market share. With such a wide application, it couldn’t have been easier for you to make a decision and get involved by learning to develop apps for this platform.
In this course, we will be using the Android Studio development environment. The programming language we will be using is Java.
We will cover all the necessary knowledge, to get you ready for developing your first Android app. From introduction to Android Studio platform, to understanding the core UI components, File Storage, to Communication with external services, all the crucial concepts are covered.
The course is for anyone who is interested to step-in the Android mobile app’s development world, and potentially pursue careers as mobile apps software developer. It is intended for students that have little to no knowledge in Java programming for Android. However, basic knowledge of Object Oriented programming languages would serve as a good starting point. Knowledge of Java programming language is a big plus.
After successfully completion of the course, students will Learn and command:
• The Android Application development process including the use of Android SDK/APIs.
• Development toolkit Android Studio, Emulator, Debugger, Logging mechanism.
• Describe the life cycles of Activities, Applications, and Fragments
• Use Java Programming language constructs, and XML to build Android apps.
• Make UI-rich apps using all the major UI components, controls, layouts, and views.
• Work with Android Activities, intents, and broadcasting.
• Common applications such as messaging, maps, databases, and networking.
• Know how to work with the SQLite database features.
• How to successfully build and publish apps for the Android Play Store.
The course will be taught as a mix of theoretical, and in-class app development lectures and activities,
each student will learn to develop Android apps using all the major components of the Android API at
the beginning level. In addition, there will be homework assignments that help the students to better
grasp the concepts learned from class lectures.
The total length of the course is 60 hours, and the topics to be covered are
• Android platform and Development Environment
• Android Studio
• SDK features
• AVD Manager/Emulator
• Opening sample projects
• Application Manifest
• Activity cycles
• Debug monitor
• Variables, arrays, loops, if statements, classes, objects
• Android Activity Class
• Textviews, ImageViews, Buttons
• Element positioning and formatting
• Manipulation of elements programmatically
• GridViews, ListViews
• Alert Dialogs
• Time & Date, Toast
• Android Intents
• Event handling
• Android Services
• Broadcast Receivers
• Using Google Maps in App
• Getting User’s Location
• Other sensors
• File Storage & Data Saving
• Android loading data from External Resources (Parsing JSON files, Downloading Image files)
• Android Preferences, and Content Providers
• Android notifications
• SQLite databases
• Querying the database
• Content values and Cursors.
• Apk generation
• Preparation for publication in PlayStore
• Currency converter app
• App number shapes
• Basic phrases app
• Egg timer
• News Reader
• Final project: An advanced app that will incorporate all the Android components learned throughout the course
• 60 hours
• 3 days * 3 hours per day / 7 weeks.
The course will start on February 26, 2018
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 18:00 - 21:00
Training room first floor.
1. Course attendance – 50%.
2. Homework assignments - 50% / final project - 50%
Arianit Pajaziti is a software engineer, lecturer and entrepreneur. He has always been involved in projects in the field of Information Technology. Arianit holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp. He completed his studies as an Erasmus scholarship grantee with Distinction. Arianit is always in pursuit of knowledge, and new opportunities. Recently he attended a Professional Certificate in Information Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as a USAID scholar.
Currently he works at Appbites, a company he founded and is specialized in Mobile and Web App development. He is specialized in Android mobile apps development.
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