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Learn by Doing - Android for Beginners

Course Summary

From the Developer of over 100 Android Applications and 6 Open Source Android Libraries

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    Course Syllabus

    • Gearing Up
      • Course Introduction
      • Getting all you need
      • Reorganizing Eclipse in 2-Minutes
      • Getting a brand new device - VIRTUALLY
      • 2 More reasons to use Chrome
      • Setting up the PATH (Windows)
      • Setting up the PATH (Mac & Ubuntu)
      • Verifying your PATH
      • Genymotion - A Faster Emulator*
    • Traffic Lights and Event Listeners
      • Objectives
      • Traffic Lights Kickstart
      • Traffic Lights, turning them ON and OFF
      • Drill - Traffic Lights
      • Introducing Views
      • Drill - Simple Interest Calculator
      • Logging in Android
      • Using the Devices View in Eclipse
      • Troubleshooting - Gosh… My ADB is dead!
      • Device Deployment Groundwork
      • Deploying to a Device
      • Skills Checklist
    • Android Project Structure
      • Creating a New Android Project
      • Getting a grasp on the Project Folders
      • Updated Eclipse Plugin - Fragments & App Compat v7 Project*
    • Resources at your disposal
      • Hallo, Salve, Bonjour with Strings
      • Formatted String Resources
      • French fluency in your App
      • String Resources - FAQs
      • What's a Context?
      • Red, Blue, Green and Color
      • Bitmap Drawables
      • Is that a flooring? - Using Tiled Bitmaps
      • Built-in Resources
    • Eye Candy
      • TextView, Custom Fonts and HTML
      • Using links with TextView
      • A chat with ImageView
      • Compound Drawables to the Rescue
      • Putting things 'Linear'ly in a 'Layout'
      • RelativeLayout - 'Grand Master' of all Layouts
      • Organizing Views in TableLayout
      • Scrolling UIs larger than Screen
      • Nested Layouts
      • CheckBoxes to keep your options open
      • RadioButtons - Pick one, just one
      • Building your UI with XML
      • Width & Height Attributes
      • Using the Android SDK Reference
    • Sugar for your Eye Candy
      • Real Estate around your Views
      • Customizing Widgets with State Drawables
      • 'Fancy' Favorite Button
      • ImageButton and Backgrounds
      • Myth Busted: Glossy Buttons and 9 Patches
      • The Updated 9 Patch Tool*
      • Presenting your data in a ListView
      • Transitioning to the ListActivity
      • Beautify your List #2 - Get it Working
      • Beautify your List #3 - Right way to do it
      • Bring up that Context Menu
      • Adding Functionality to the Context Menu Items
      • ListView Updates
      • Use a GridView, if you need a Grid
    • Alerting Users
      • Let's raise a Toast
      • Showing Dialogs
      • 'Stubborn' Modal Dialogs
      • List Dialog in Action
      • Vibrating your Phone
    • Get me some popcorn, please
      • Opening a Webpage
      • Making Phone Calls
      • How to send a SMS?
      • Sending Emails
      • How to check if an Intent is supported?
      • Starting Activities
      • Passing additional information as Extras
    • Preferring Ice Tea to Cold Coffee
      • Writing and Reading Preferences
    • Conclusion
      • What next?

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1 - 4 hours / week

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