Android Development  Course

Android is the mobile operating system from Google that runs on many smart phones and tablets. There are already thousands of applications (or apps) that run on Android. This course will teach you how to create your own Android apps. You will learn how the Android development process works, how to write simple GUI applications, how to work with data and how to use the built-in components.

NOTE: This course is no longer included in our schedule. The course is still available on an in-company basis, for a minimum of 6 delegates.

"Great Stuff, thank you, greatly appreciate. Thank you very much Lewis for your time, patience and dedication, greatly appreciated! "

M. Fokane, Media 24   (Lecturer: Lewis - Virtual course)

"Overall very pleased, great course! And Lewis was very knowledgeable on the course material and went the extra mile to also cover other very important concepts outside of the prescribed material. Excellent."

D. Combrink, Altech Netstar   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"I really enjoyed the training. Lewis is extremely knowledgable on such a wide variety of topics. An excellent ability to explain complex topics. I would recommend training at Incus Data to anyone that would like to sharpen the knowledge (programming)."

N Pretorius, BMW   (Lecturer: Lewis)

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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?

You should attend the Android Development course if:

  • You are a Java programmer and you want to learn to develop applications that run on Android devices.
  • You are a Java programmer and you need to support Android code.

Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?

Before you attend the Android Development course:

  • You must have attended our Java Programming course or already be comfortable with the fundamentals of the Java programming language.
  • You should have at least 6 months practical experience programming in Java.

Please check that you meet the prerequisites for this course before you attend. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.

If you are not sure which is the right course for you, please call us. We will be happy to advise you, based on your training goals and your experience.

Objectives: What Will I Learn?

After you have completed the Android Development course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the development process and how to use emulators.
  • Understand the architecture, SDK and software stack.
  • Create simple applications that run on Android devices.
  • Use view containers, layouts and widgets.
  • Access and use the file system.
  • Understand how to interface to the hardware.

Download the Android Development course contents in PDF format

Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?

Android Overview
  • Android system architecture.
  • Dalvik VM and DEX files.
  • ART VM and OAT files.
  • Building blocks - Activity, Intent, Service, Broadcast Receiver, Content provider.
  • UI Components - Views and Notifications.
  • Communication components - Intents and Intent Filters.
  • Android API levels (versions and version names).
SDK Overview
  • Platforms and required tools.
  • Android Development Tools (ADT).
  • Android Virtual Device (AVD) emulators.
  • Android Jetpack libraries.
Developing Apps
  • Application and Activity lifecycle.
  • A Hello World app.
  • Manifest file and resource layout.
  • Application APK file.
  • Execution on an emulator.
  • Deployment to a physical Android device.
  • Communicating and switching between activities.
GUI Development
  • Views and view containers.
  • Layout options - linear, relative, table, custom layouts.
  • List views.
  • Drawables.
  • Listeners, long clicks and keyboard listeners.
  • Drawing and animation.
  • Programmatic animation and XML animation
Widgets
  • Custom and toggle buttons.
  • Checkboxes and radio buttons.
  • Spinners.
  • Text boxes.
  • Map and web views.
  • List and recycler views.
  • Time and date pickers.
  • Dialogs.
Storage
  • Storage options.
  • Internal and external storage.
  • File I/O.
  • SharedPreferences.
  • SQLite and Content Providers.
  • Web communication and storage.
Additional Topics
  • Creating home screen widgets.
  • Playing audio and video with the MediaPlayer.
  • Geolocation - determining location and integrating to Google Maps.
  • Web Services - text based and JSON.
  • Interfacing to the camera - taking pictures and video.
  • Interfacing to the sensors.
  • Publishing to the Play Store.

Testimonials: What Other Delegates Say About This Course

"The course was very useful and relevant, I have learnt a lot."

E. Themba, Landis+Gyr   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"Thank you! Brilliant lecturer"

R. Bekker, Private   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"Really amazing. Well learned and structured."

A. Essop, NMISA   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"I am impressed by the course, the lecturer did not only give lessons about the course, but he also gave an overview of Java."

T. Sibanyoni, Denel Aviation   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"Enjoyed every minute, time flies when you are having fun! Lecturer excellent!"

C. Oosthuizen, Denel Aviation   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"Thanks Lewis for another well presented course."

D. Nel, Private   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"Great Stuff, thank you, greatly appreciate. Thank you very much Lewis for your time, patience and dedication, greatly appreciated! "

M. Fokane, Media 24   (Lecturer: Lewis - Virtual course)

"Overall very pleased, great course! And Lewis was very knowledgeable on the course material and went the extra mile to also cover other very important concepts outside of the prescribed material. Excellent."

D. Combrink, Altech Netstar   (Lecturer: Lewis)

"I really enjoyed the training. Lewis is extremely knowledgable on such a wide variety of topics. An excellent ability to explain complex topics. I would recommend training at Incus Data to anyone that would like to sharpen the knowledge (programming)."

N Pretorius, BMW   (Lecturer: Lewis)

Price: R12,900.00 excluding VAT per delegate.

This price includes everything that you need:

  • All course material, provided in an electronic format.
  • An attendance certificate after the course, in PDF format.
  • A voucher to re-attend the course for a minimal fee within 6 months.

All you have to bring to the course is the desire to learn.

To support the economy during the pandemic, we have not increased prices in 2021.

Duration: 5 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.
Location: Due to COVID-19, all courses will be presented virtually.
Read more about the Incus Data Virtual Classroom
Date: Please check the course schedule for the next date.
You can also contact us at tel: (+27) 12-666-2020 or cell/WhatsApp: (+27) 76-694-7705, or email us at info@incusdata.com to find out about dates that suit you.

How do I book?

It's easy to book: just email us at info@incusdata.com.

You can also fill in our course enrolment form (editable PDF file) and email it to info@incusdata.com. (Type in the information, and your PDF reader won't save it, just print it to PDF. Then email the completed form to us.

After we have received your booking, we will confirm that you are booked, and we'll send you an invoice.