Android Application Development

About This Course

This is a course that provides the required knowledge and skills to design and build a complete Android application. It delivers an extensive training on the main Android API components and its interactions. This course is mapped to AND-401 exam.

Course Prerequisites

For a best learning experience and a quick start with this course, a trainee is required to have adequate knowledge of the content of “Java Fundamentals for Android Development” course. Previous knowledge and experience of any programming language is considered sufficient.
At Course Completion, a student will be able to:
Design and build a complete Android application.
Debug and maintain Android applications using different tools and plugins.
Thoroughly understand the life-cycle of an Android application and its main components.
Use external resources, manifest files, intents and adapters
Understand and use all Android persistent storage techniques: Preferences, files, databases, and content providers.
Use Android’s background processing techniques.

Course Outline:

 
Lesson 1: Hello Android Framework
Introduction
Creating an Android Project
Within Eclipse
From Command line
Running Your Application
Running you project on the emulator
Components of an Android application
Application Life-cycle
Modifying created project
Change activity’s name
Lesson 2: Android SDK Tools and Activity Class
Android Software Layers
Linux kernel
C/C++ Libraries
Android Runtime
Application Framework
Application layer
Android Libraries
The Android Manifest File
Structure of the Manifest File
Android SDK Tools
Activity life-cycle through Java
Create an Activity
Methods to remember
Lesson 3: ListActivity and ListView
Introduction
Views
Using Views
Adding a View to your application
List Views and List Activity
Using a ListActivity
Adding ListView
Add Event to List Items
Summary
Methods to remember
Lesson 4: 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
Lesson 5: Custom Views
Introduction
Different Uses of Customized Views
Modify Existing Views
Step by Step
What is in onDraw()
The full picture
Lesson 6: Dialogs and Toasts
Dialogs
Dialog sub-classes
Creating dialogs with user-defined layout
Activities with Dialog Theme
Toasts
Methods to remember
Lesson 7: 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
Lesson 8: Android Storage: Network, File I/O, and SharedPreferences
Android Storage Options
Shared Preferences
Internal Storage
SQLite Databases
Network Connection
Connecting to the internet
File I/O
Including files as resources
Shared Preferences
Retrieving Shared Preferences
Save activity state
Lesson 9: Android Storage: SQLite and Content Providers
Introduction
SQLite in your application
SQLite library
SQLiteOpenHelper
SQLiteDatabase
Cursors
Databases in Android
Native Android Content Providers
Methods to remember
Lesson 10: Android Notifications
Introduction
Creating a notification
Notification actions
Example: NotificationManager
Summary

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