Android Application Developer
(Android Development)

Mobile

Course Description

This is a five-day (40-hours) course that provides the required knowledge and skills for Android Development and build a complete Android™ application. It delivers an extensive training on the main Android SDK components and its interactions. The course is updated to include topics compatible with all Android versions up to Android 8 and the source code updated to API 27. Moreover, this course book uses Kotlin programming language instead of Java. Kotlin is a safe and concise programming language that promotes faster development of high quality Android apps.

The new course consists of 11 lessons; the first 3 focus on Kotlin fundamentals for candidates who do not have enough programming background or already have  Java background only. The other 8 lessons focus on how to create Android applications from the beginner to the advanced level. The new features of the course include: more practical exercises and labs, easy to understand lessons, and is supported with graphics whenever possible. This course is adequate to provide trainees with the required knowledge and practical skills to be Android application developers. It has a duration of 40 hours and no prerequisites. This course is mapped for AND-801 exam.

5 Days

  • Learn the essentials of the Kotlin Programming Language and all Kotlin topics related Android applications development. 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.
  • Build location-aware applications using GPS as a location provider and Google Maps.
  • Beginner Android students that want to learn how to program for the Android Mobile platform

This course consists of 10 lessons; the first 3 focus on Kotlin fundamentals for candidates who do not have enough programming background or already have Java background only ; therefore, no prerequisites for this course.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Kotlin
Kotlin History
Kotlin Advantages
How Kotlin Programs Work?
Kotlin Software Prerequisites
Installing Java JDK and JRE
Installing Android Studio
Creating Kotlin Project Using Android Studio
Creating a Kotlin Program
Running a Kotlin Program
Writing Comments
Kotlin Variables
Kotlin Data Types
Input of Information to Kotlin Program
 
Lesson 2: Control Flow Statements
Introduction 
If Statement
If – Else Statement
If Else and Logical Operators
When Statement and Expression
For Loops
While Loops
Do-while Loops
Jump Expressions
Break Statement
Continue Statement
Return Statement
 
Lesson 3: Functions & Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Functions
Function Structure
Creating a Function
Functions and Variable Scope
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Object 
Class
Creating a Class
Providing Constructors for Your Classes
Class Inheritance
Overloading Constructors
Overriding Properties
Abstract Class
Interface Class
Generic Class
Enum Class
Class Variables
Member Variables 
Kotlin Collections 
Class Hashmaps
Class ArrayList
Method mutableListOf
 
Lesson 4: Android Framework and Android Studio
Introduction 
Android Platform Architecture
Android Libraries 
Components of Android Application
Types of Android processes and their priorities
Android Application Development
Android SDK platform
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Android Studio
Gradle
Instant Run
Lab 4: Creating Your First Application
Create an Android Virtual Device
Build a “Simple Calculator” Application
 
Lesson 5: Creating User Interface UI
Introduction 
Android Project Structure
View 
Creating User Interface
Add a text box 
Add an Image
Add Check Box
Add Radio Button
Lab 5: Creating a Pizza Order Application
Create Your Application User Interface
Configure the Android Application Code
Run Your Application
 
Lesson 6: Android Layouts, Styles, Theme and Menus
Introduction 
Views
Layouts
Constraint Layout
Linear Layout 
Relative Layout
TableRow Layout
Frame Layout
ScrowView Layout
Android Styles and Themes 
Android Styles
Android Themes
App Manifest
Adaptive Icons
Lab 6: Android Application Layouts, Styles, and Themes
Create Your Application Layout
 
Lesson 7: Toasts, Activities, Navigations, and Views
Context Class
Toast Class
Positioning Your Toast
What is an Activity? 
Activity Lifecycle
Managing the activity lifecycle 
Android Intent
Navigating Between Activities
Passing Data Between Activities
Android Views
ListView
RecyclerView 
Adding a RecyclerView to an Activity
Creating a CardView
Creating Your RecyclerView Adapter
Adding Data to Your RecyclerView
Running and Testing Your RecyclerView
Adding Event Listeners to Each RecyclerView Row
 
Lesson 8 Android Dialogs, Snackbar, Menues, Web View and Notifications
Introduction 
Android Dialogs
Alert Dialog
ProgressBar
SeekBar 
Date Picker Dialog
Time Picker Dialog
Snackbar
Menus
WebView
Android Notifications
Creating an Android Notification
Notification Channel
Lab 8 Configuring Android Web Browser, Menu, and Notification
Configuring Android Web Browser 
Adding Android Menu
Creating a notification Channel
 
Lesson 9: Android Storage, SQLite and Content Providers
Android Storage Options
Shared Preferences
Internal Storage
External Storage
Network Connection
SQLite Databases
SQLite Database in your application
SQLite Library
Creating an adapter class for SQLite database
Content Providers
Creating a Content Provider 
Sync Adapters 
How SyncAdapters Work
ORMLite
Choosing Internal or External Storage
Lab 9: SQLite Databases and Content Providers 
Creating an SQLite database
Querying an SQLite DB Table
Creating a Content Provider
Utilizing ORMLite Library
 
Lesson 10: Location-Aware Apps: Using GPS and Google Maps
Introduction
What is GPS and how does it work?
Other Location Service Providers
Map Fragment
Getting a Google API key
Adding a Google Map Marker
Methods to Capture a User’s Location 
Reverse Geolocation and Geocoder Class
JSON and API
Lab 10: Location-Aware Apps Using a GPS and Google Maps 
Creating an App Interface 
Getting a Google API key
Capturing Users’ Location
Finding the Nearest Restaurants to a User’s Current Location 

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