Intermediate Android Development

Like its precursor, this course focuses on practical concerns faced by the corporate IT developer. The primary case-study application connects popular mobile features such as maps and multimedia with a RESTful web service and a JPA persistence tier that connects to a fully-worked enterprise database (15 tables, 998 rows). The mobile side of the application includes 47 Java classes and 8 distinct activities. Supporting applications provide overlapping exercise in key techniques such as using asynchronous tasks, communicating with external applications, and error-handling.

Goals
  1. Store app-specific information in SQLite databases.
  2. Make remote connections using HTTP, XML, and JSON, and take advantage of mapping and other web services.
  3. Implement background work as asynchronous tasks.
  4. Implement Android services for asynchronous notification, and integrate these services with applications.
  5. Invoke external applications and services using implicit intents.
  6. Manage audio, photo, and video content, and integrate built-in media applications in your own Android applications.
  7. Integrate map views into your application, and provide custom overlays of map markers and other information.
  8. Publish to app markets.
Outline
  1. Database Storage
    1. SQLite
    2. The SQLiteDatabase Class
    3. The SQLiteOpenHelper Class
    4. Installing Databases
    5. The query Methods
    6. Using Cursors
    7. Database Updates
  2. Networking and Web Services
    1. java.net
    2. android.net
    3. Apache HttpClient
    4. Consuming RESTful Web Services
    5. Building URLs
    6. Parsing JSON
    7. Parsing XML
    8. Connected Applications
    9. Offline Operation and Server Synchronization
  3. Asynchronous Tasks
    1. The UI Thread
    2. Background Tasks
    3. Loopers and Handlers
    4. Using AsyncTask
    5. Using ProgressDialog
    6. Error Handling
  4. Services
    1. The Roles of Services
    2. Invoking a Service
    3. Do's and Don'ts
    4. Communication with the Application
    5. Communication with Activities
    6. Sending Notifications
    7. Pending Intents
    8. Downloaders
    9. Polling Web Services
  5. Inter-Process Communication
    1. Breaking Out
    2. Using the Clipboard
    3. Linkifying Text
    4. Implicit Intents
    5. Invoking Built-In Applications and Services
    6. Accepting Implicit Intents
    7. Passing Data
    8. MIME Types
  6. Multimedia
    1. Playing Sounds
    2. Haptic Feedback (Vibrating)
    3. Managing Images
    4. Storage and Retrieval
    5. Invoking the Camera
    6. Invoking the Media Recorder
    7. Gallery and other Image Views
  7. Location Services and Maps
    1. Location Services
    2. Location Notifications
    3. The Google Maps API
    4. License Terms and Maps API Keys
    5. Map View and Map Activity Classes
    6. Configuring a Map
    7. Controlling a Map
    8. Events
    9. Projections
    10. Map Overlays
    11. Item Overlays
    12. Custom Overlays
  8. Publishing
    1. The App Market
    2. Preparing Your App
    3. Debug vs. Release Builds
    4. Signing an APK File
    5. Publishing Your Application
    6. Application Metadata
    7. Updates and Support
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Android class:

  • Java programming experience is required;
  • Introductory knowledge of Android programming is required:
  • Exposure to related technology including web applications, user-interface design, SQL, XML, and web services, all are beneficial but none are required.
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