Android App Development – Easy & Quick Programming

$149.00 $75.00

This intensive Android App Development – Easy & Quick Programming course will take you from zero to Android app hero in no time. If you have a basic understanding of the Java programming language and an interest in app development, you’ll be the perfect student. Get started learning to use Android Studio to build real-world mobile apps!

Length: 9 hrs

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Description

Become an Android Developer on mobile with this Android App Development – Easy & Quick Programming training course!

Course Highlights:

  • Learn Quick, Easy Programming
  • Create, test and run Android apps
  • Learn the ins and outs of Android Studio
  • Gain a solid skill set applicable to all app development projects
  • Get practical, hands on experience in building mobile apps
  • Pick up the latest changes in the newest version of Android
  • Learn Android App Development from a Beginner’s Perspective

The course starts off by introducing you to all essential software you’ll need (namely, Android Studio), and will take you through the installation process. Once that’s done you’ll go through all of the essential Android components, learning how they work to build up a foundation of knowledge. From there, you’ll get started with hands-on experience by creating your own practical Android app.

You’ll demonstrate the concepts you’ve just learned and put your new found skills to the test by building an app from start to finish, complete with database creation, fragment management, custom array adapters, Android preferences and more. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be a verified Android app expert.

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Once upon a time, iOS app developers were the ones in demand. Now the mobile world has busted wide open and Android is a fierce rival, not to mention a truly exciting area to dive into. App development is advancing at a rapid pace and there’s always something new and innovative being produced somewhere. With this course, you can jump right in and get involved yourself; who knows, maybe the next must have Android app will be one of your own creations!

Tools Used

Android Studio: Android Studio is the official Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development. It’s used by all Android developers and, despite its complexity and power, is relatively easy to pick up once you have some background knowledge.

* This course was published in January 2016 and teaches the most up to date operating system and development tools available.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE
Course Introduction
Brief Android Overview
Final Project Demo

CHAPTER 2: SETTING UP YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Section Introduction
Installing The Java Development Kit
Downloading And Installing Android Studio
Adding Sdk Tools, Packages And Platforms
Section Conclusion

CHAPTER 3: STRUCTURE OF AN ANDROID APPLICATION
Section Introduction
Configuring New Projects P1: Application Name, Package Name, Project Location
Configuring New Projects P2: Targeted Device; Android SDK’s
Configuring New Projects P3: Starter Activities
Configuring New Projects P4: Activity Customization
Activities
Manifest File
Build.gradle File
Res directory: drawable folder
Res directory: layout folder
Res directory: menu folder
Res directory: values folder
Section Recap

CHAPTER 4: RUNNING & TESTING ANDROID APPLICATIONS
Section Introduction
Setting Up (Physical) Android Phone
Setting Up Emulator
Running App Via Device or Emulator
Android Tool Window
Section Recap

CHAPTER 5: BREAKING DOWN ANDROID LAYOUTS
Section Introduction
Views & View Groups
Introduction To Layouts Editor / Visual Designer
Breaking Down Android Layouts
Introduction To Widgets
Defining Layout Text With The String Resource File
Brief Overview Of Android Dimensions
Creating Additional Layouts With Android Studio
Section Recap

CHAPTER 6: BREAKING DOWN ANDROID ACTIVITIES
Section Introduction
The Activity Lifecycle
Settings Layouts And Accessing UI elements From Activity
Creating Additional Activities With Android Studio
Creating Additional Activities Without Android Studio
Section Recap

CHAPTER 7: BREAKING DOWN ANDROID INTENTS
Section Introduction
Intent Overview
Starting New Activities With Intents
Sending Data To Other Activities
Receiving From Another Activity
Creating Implicit Intents
Section Recap

CHAPTER 8: SETTING UP NOTEBOOK APPLICATION
Section Introduction
Creating Notebook Application
Breaking Down Newly Created Project Part 1
Breaking Down Newly Created Project Part 2
Implementing The Main Activity Listfragment
Breaking Down Fragments
Section Recap

CHAPTER 9: IMPLEMENTING MAIN NOTE LIST
Section Introduction
Application Roadmap Part 1
Demonstrating Simple ArrayAdapter
Implementing Custom ArrayAdapter Part 1 : Creating Row Layout
Implementing Custom ArrayAdapter Part 2 : Creating Note Data Structure
Implementing Custom ArrayAdapter Part 3 : Creating NoteAdapter
Implementing Custom ArrayAdapter Part 4 : Finalizing And Filling Note List
Implementing Custom ArrayAdapter Part 5 : Optimizing NoteAdapter
Section Recap

CHAPTER 10: IMPLEMENTING NOTEVIEWFRAGMENT & NOTEDETAILACTIVITY
Section Introduction
Application Roadmap Part 2
Creating NoteDetailActivity
Starting NoteDetailActivity Via Intent
Adding NoteViewFragment Part 1 : Creating The Fragment
Adding NoteViewFragment Part 2 : Creating The Layout
Adding NoteViewFragment Part 3: Populating Layout With Received Note Data
Dynamically Loading NoteViewFragment
Section Recap

CHAPTER 11: IMPLEMENTING NOTEEDITFRAGMENT
Section Introduction
Application Roadmap Part 3
Creating ListFragment Context Menu Part 1 : Adding Menu layout
Creating ListFragment Context Menu Part 2 : Implementing Menu Layout
Adding NoteEditFragment Part 1 : Creating The Fragment
Adding NoteEditFragment Part 2 : Creating The Layout
Adding NoteEditFragment Part 3 : Populating Layout With Received Note Data
Dynamically Adding And Starting Noteeditfragment Part 1
Dynamically Adding And Starting Noteeditfragment Part 2
Section Recap

CHAPTER 12: IMPROVING NOTEEDITFRAGMENT
Section Introduction
Creating AlertDialog Box
Implementing Category Button OnClickListener
Creating AlertDialog Confirmation Box
Implementing Save Button OnClickListener
Retaining Information On Orientation Change With OnSaveInstanceState
Section Recap

CHAPTER 13: CREATING NEW NOTES
Section Introduction
Application Roadmap Part 4
Adding New Note Item To Action Bar Part 1 : Updating Action Bar Layout
Adding New Note Item To Action Bar Part 2 : Receiving Action Bar Selection
Modifying NoteEditFragment For Note Creation
Fixing New Note Bug Part 1: Sending Data To Fragments
Fixing New Note Bug Part 2: Retrieving Data In Fragments
Section Recap

CHAPTER 14: ADDING THE DATABASE
Section Introduction
Creating And Defining Our Database
Getting Help From SQLiteOpenHelper
Reading Notes From Our Database Part 1: Implementing Database Methods
Reading Notes From Our Database Part 2: Using Database Methods
Creating New Notes In Our Database Part 1: Implementing Database Methods
Creating New Notes In Our Database Part 2: Using Database Methods
Updating Preexisting Notes
Deleting Notes
Section Recap

CHAPTER 15: ADDING APPLICATION PREFERENCES / SETTINGS
Section Introduction
Application Roadmap Part 5
Creating Preference Fragment Layout
Creating Preference Fragment & Activity
Starting & Tweaking Preference Activity / Fragment
Retrieving Application Preferences
Section Recap

CHAPTER 16: COURSE CONCLUSION
Course Recap And Next Steps
Additional Resources
Closing Message

Thomas Brown is a programmer with a passion for video game design. Thomas has been using Photoshop for 10 years & applies his knowledge to his game development and web design projects.

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