This course provides Android developers with the skills required to build android applications, services and other components all over the android stack. The curriculum includes writing a variety of android applications using java and native (C/C++) code.

Objectives

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

  • Build android applications
  • Manage activities
  • Create and work with services
  • Add native code
  • The course has been designed for developers who want to master android application development

Students should have a working knowledge with at least one of the following programming language: C/C++/Java/C#.
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48 Hours

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Course Outline

Android Overview

  • History
  • Android vs. Linux
  • Android Stack
  • Development tools
  • Writing Application
  • Using Log and Toast
  • Using ADB
  • Lab: write a simple application
  • Application Components – overview
    • Activities
    • Services
    • Broadcast receivers
    • Content providers
  • Intents
  • Building GUI
  • Managing resources
  • Manifest file
  • Lab: writing application with activities and intents

GUI elements

  • Building UI
  • Layouts and common widgets
  • Menus
  • Dialogs
  • Building dynamic UI using xml and code
  • Handling events
  • Lab: building Application with GUI

Processes and threads

  • Creating threads
  • UI threads
  • AsyncTask
  • Looper
  • Handler
  • Lab: working with threads

Android Services

  • Android Services
  • Binder and IPC
  • Using System services
  • Permissions
  • Examples from system services (Location, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Lab: using system services
  • AIDL
  • AIDL types
  • Custom types
  • Custom permissions
  • Building a service
  • Building a client application
  • Async-IPC
  • Lab: creating a service

Data storage

  • Data storage overview
  • Shared preferences
  • Files
  • Databases
  • Accessing web services
  • Lab: using data
  • Content providers
  • Contents resolver
  • URI
  • Managing data: query, insert, update and delete
  • Lab: content provider

Advanced features

  • App Widgets
    • Overview
    • Implementation
  • Android Media
    • Graphics
    • Audio
    • Video
    • External libraries and tools
  • Android framework
  • JNI and NDK
    • NDK tools
    • JNI overview
    • Types
    • Local and global references
    • Reflection o Exceptions
    • Using C++ o Best practices
    • Lab: adding native code to android application