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Introduction to Android workshop - One Day Workshop

This is a one day paid workshop that will get you from zero to "I know mobile app development" ... You might not become a master, that will take time !

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We will start with basics, talk about fundamentals and dive straight into hands on development. This is not a talk-a-thon, this is about getting your hands dirty and going back home with your own app.

You will have to bring your own laptop, we will send out download links for everything you need to be prepared in advance.

Do try to bring an Android device along if you have one, you can get to deploy your first app !

Each of the sessions will be interspersed with hands on examples for you to follow along on your own machine

Course Outline: Android Application Development

Session 1: Android SDK Tools and Activity Class
· Android Software Layers
· Application Framework
· Application layer
· Android Libraries
· The Android Manifest File
· Structure of the Manifest File
· Android SDK Tools

Session 2: Hello Android Framework
· Introduction
· Creating an Android Project
· Within Eclipse
· Running Your Application
· Running you project on the emulator
· Components of an Android application
· Application Life-cycle
· Modifying created project
· Change activity’s name
· Activity life-cycle through Java
· Create an Activity
· Methods to remember

Session 3: Views and Events

· Introduction
· Views
· View Groups
· Layouts
· Layout Qualifiers · Events

Session 4: ListActivity and ListView

· Introduction
· List Views and List Activity
· Using a ListActivity
· Adding ListView
· Add Event to List Items· Summary
· Methods to remember 

Session 5: Intents and Intent filters

· Introduction
· Intents
· Explicit Intents
· Implicit Intents
· Native Android Actions
· Data Transfer
· Intent to Call Activities
· Direct calls
· Sub-activities: Calling Activities for Results
· Register an IntentFilter
· Methods to remember

Session 6: Adapters

· Introduction
· Standard · Custom Adapters · Efficient Adapters
· The full picture

Session 7: Dialogs and Toasts

· Dialogs
· Dialog sub-classes
· Creating dialogs with user-defined layout
· Activities with Dialog Theme
· Toasts
· Methods to remember

Session 8: More UI - Options Menu, Context Menu, and WebView

· Introduction
· Menus
· Building a menu from Java code
· Building a menu from a resource file
· Handle Select Events
· Sub-menus
· Context Menus
· Handling Context Menu Selection
· Additional Menu Item options
· Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
· Shortcut Keys
· Condensed Titles· Menu Item Click Listener
· Intents
· WebView
· Methods to remember
· Practical Exercise 

Pizza and drinks will be served !
We are not going to let you starve Grasshoppers !

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  • Martin R.

    Thank you for this workshop. It gave me the foundation for future Android development

    February 16, 2014

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