Android 201 – Android Development Advanced

Class Description

In this class, Participants will learn advanced techniques to program their Android devices. Android is a mobile operating system created by Google and based on Linux. Using the Android software development kit (SDK), developers create applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.

Course Benefits

  • Learn to Save and Load Local Files
  • Explore Context Menus and Contextual Action Mode
  • Explore Camera
  • Understand Styles And Includes
  • Learn XML Drawables And 9-Patches
  • Understand HTTP & Background Tasks
  • Define Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread
  • Tracking the Device’s Location
  • Local Databases with SQLite
  • Loading Asynchronous Data With Loaders
  • Using Maps

Suggested Prerequisites

Knowledge of programming and object-oriented programming concepts. Java programming experience recommended. We also recommend that you attend our Introduction to Android Development course or have equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

  • Saving and Loading Data in CriminalIntent
  • Accessing files and directories
  • Creating the context menu
  • More advanced integration
  • Adding activity and camera permissions to the manifest
  • Asking Android for a contact
  • Checking for responding activities
  • Adding layout Flexibility
  • Cleaning Up with Styles
  • XML Drawables
  • Creating PhotoGallery
  • Networking Basics
  • Using handlers
  • The Search Dialog
  • Handling Touch Events
  • Tracking across motion events
  • Setting up RunFragment
  • Testing Locations on Real and Virtual Devices

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.