This hands-on course introduces Android Application Development on mobile platform to experienced Java Application Developers. Continuing on from COMP 2613 the Java and Kotlin programming languages are used to develop, debug and deploy Android applications. Labs and assignments explore and use Android Studio, SDK tools - avd, adb etc., to build and deploy Android applications on the emulator(s). Topics include: Designing user interfaces with Layouts, Fragments and Activities. Students learn to manage Android Resources, work with Manifest files, persist data, create Services, leverage multi-threading constructs and make use of REST endpoints. Other topics of discussion include Location Based Services, network connectivity, accessing cloud services and data. Upon completion, students may continue on to advanced Java courses, COMP 3617 is a required course for the Advanced Java Development Associate Certificate. This course is equivalent to COMP 3717 in the Full-time CST Diploma. By the end of this course successful participants will complete a final project which includes using Java to design, build, and package and deploy an Android application to a mobile device.
Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide
Dawn Griffiths, David Griffiths
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