Android Development

Expand your mobile app reach through this Android development and programming training. Android’s open source platform offers compatibility with a wide range of devices, which provide global access to the mobile market. Revolutionize your organization by delivering robust business applications for Android phones and tablets and integrate them with enterprise systems.

Introducing the Android Platform

  • Establishing the development environment
  • Analyzing components of the architecture

 

Leveraging Application Fundamentals

  • Building mobile applications
    • Creating activities to process user input
    • Implementing views to build the User Interface (UI)
    • Packaging applications for deployment
    • Developing unit tests
  • Supporting asynchronous behavior
    • Performing background tasks with services
    • Communicating with intents

 

Creating User Interfaces

  • Selecting visual components
    • Building the layout
    • Connecting a view to an activity
    • Positioning form elements
  • Working with resource declarations
    • Declaring component definitions and layouts
    • Handling multiple screen resolutions
    • Localizing applications

 

Processing User Input

  • Communicating with the user
    • Creating and displaying Toast
    • Generating status bar notifications
    • Logging key application events
  • Interacting with the UI
    • Responding to user input events
    • Launching activities with intents
    • Writing Java event handlers
    • Generating context and option menus
  • Managing the activity life cycle
    • Integrating with the Android system
    • Persisting data in response to notifications

 

Persisting Application Data

  • Selecting storage options
    • Contrasting internal and external storage locations
    • Saving application configuration with SharedPreferences
  • Manipulating the SQLite database
    • Executing queries to locate information
    • Specifying column selections with projections
  • Consuming and creating content providers
    • Accessing shared data resources
    • Addressing content providers with URIs

Maintaining System Responsiveness

  • Avoiding Application Not Responding (ANR) errors
    • Unloading the UI thread
    • Designing for asynchronous execution
  • Building background services
    • Launching IntentServices
    • Declaring services in the manifest

 

Exchanging Data over the Internet

  • Interacting with server-side applications
    • Synchronizing Android devices with servers
    • Communicating via HTTP clients
  • Developing clients for web services
    • Connecting to RESTful services
    • Creating and parsing JSON

 

Enhancing the User Experience

    • Incorporating the Action Bar
    • Manipulating objects with drag and drop
    • Supporting orientation and multiple screen resolutions with resources
    • Combining fragments into a multi-pane UI

Leveraging geolocation and mapping capabilities

    • Plotting positions on Google Maps
    • Establishing location through GPS, Cell-ID and WiFi