Learn Android development!
A two day workshop designed to provide a practical introduction to Android development fundamentals.
Android has exploded onto the scene (~550 thousand activations a day, back in May!), developers are in short supply, this is where we come in. The workshop will take place in a classroom-like atmosphere, laptop in hand. We’ll go right from getting you set up to testing on your device. This workshop is perfect for anyone who has a history with Flash or Flex, Web development, iOS and any other object-oriented visual technologies.
What you’ll learn.
It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to Android, we’ll work through modules throughout the day, each with a completed project for you to open and work from. These modules include designing user interfaces in layout XML, hooking up widgets such as Buttons and ListViews. Applying skins and themes (including the marvelous 9-patch!). Running AsyncTasks in the background to keep your UI speedy. All of the essentials. To top it off we’ll end by building a sample project that you can take away and modify.
On the day you’ll need a laptop and preferably an Android device with USB cable (the emulator can be quite slow), and already have the Android Development Tool installed (instructions).
This workshop has a lovely site all its own, check out The Android Workshop web site.