Introduction to Android

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Introduction to Android

Module 1 - Building an App.

Equivalent to 2 days live training.

  • Get started quickly with Android. Starting with installing the IDE (Android Studio) and configuring Emulators, you'll be building a small but functional App using GUI Views, Activities and Intents.
  • We'll be showing you how to design for different tablets and phones. Also, we'll be deploying the App to a real Android device.
  • This is Module 1 of a series, in Module 2 we expand the App and go into more depth.
A good working knowledge of standard Java is needed.

Contents

Having problems? check the errata

Introduction 24m 32s

Installing the IDE (we'll be using Android Studio); how to set up the Emulators for Phones and Tablets.

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Your First App 27m 16s

Our "Hello World" App will be a simple layout.

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Errata for chapter 2 11m 44s

Since we recorded this course Android have made some changes to the default layout, and there's a small bug in the current version of Android Studio - this short additional video covers those changes.

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Project Resources and Internationalization (i18n) 13m 38s

How to manage multiple resource bundles, how to switch them based on the user's locale.

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UI Widgets and Events 29m 16s

How to respond to events such as button clicks.

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UI Design 48m 48s

We now begin with a more realistic App (a Quiz). We look at how to design for multiple form-factors, Tablets and Phones.

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Navigation and Intents 51m 43s

Using Intents to move from one Activity to another. We start with "Explicit" Intents.

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Passing Data and Implicit Intents 28m 19s

We now complete the application, and enable a "share to social media" function.

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Deployment to a live Device 11m 29s

If you have an Android device to hand, you can now deploy to that device.

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