Android Computing Platform
Introduction to Android Operating System, history of Android, the various versions of Android and their features, the Android Architecture, introduction to app market, Android runtime, the Android Development Environment.
Android component, Layout Design & Event Handling
Learning about the various components of Android, the application lifecycle, Android manifest, the various Android resources, dimension, image and colour resources, resource reference syntax, studying Android View and View Group, the concept of Android buttons, check box, radio button.
Layout Manager and Styles
Introduction to Android layout manager, the various layouts like table, relative, linear, frame and
learning about themes.
Introduction to Android intents, the implicit and explicit intents, learning about built-in intent actions, invoking of activity, data passing and learning about pending intents.
An overview of Android menus, creation and deployment of menus, responding to menus through listeners and options item selected, deploying sub menus, working with context menus, using XML files for menu creation, responding to such menus, XML menu resource file inflating, response to XML-based menu.
Understanding how services work in Android, the service life cycle, the types of services like bound and unbounded services, the distinction between them, creation of service in Android.
Broadcast Receiver & Notification
Android broadcast receiver, registering the broadcast receiver, deploying Broadcast() method for broadcasting message, broadcast message listening, using manifest file for registering a receiver, understanding Android notification, creation of notification and working with context menu.
understanding the Android preference management, introduction to preference manager, creation and working with preferences, the most common shared preferences, reading of preference values, saving and retrieving preference using code.
Introduction to SQLite database, understanding how it works in Android, storing internally and externally, database creation using SQL Helper, working with records – creating, updating, reading and deleting records.
Learning about content providers, the concepts, storing data in Android, creation of content provider.
Introduction to Android location framework, integrating Google Maps into application, steps for Google Maps API V2.
Geo Coding and Location Tracking
Android location-based services, geo-location, the location API, extracting the location using GPS, registering for location listener, adding permissions to manifest file.
Learning about Android hardware component integration into applications, sensors, working with sensor manager, camera applications, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi integration.
Telephony and SMS
Understanding the services of telephony and SMS and deploying it into Android applications.
Multimedia & Animation
Introduction to the multimedia features in Android, the various media components like video, audio, animation, visual graphics, learning to work with various services like audio and video recording, frame by frame animation, defining frames to be animated, animation layout, learning about basic Tween animation in Android.
Learning about Web Service, the various components and features of Web Services in Android.
Debugging & Deploying to Google Play Store
Debugging Android applications, introduction to the various debugging tools, learning to export the app to the Google Play Store, registering for the Google Play Store.
Android Training Project
Project – Google Maps
Problem Statement – This project is involved with integrating of Google Map services into the Android application, adding of marker, firing of event and showing of location. It involves the following:
Install Google Play Services, Create a Google Map project, Get a Google Maps API key, Add the key to your key.