Introduction: About Android, Pre-requisites to learn Android, Dalvik Virtual Machine & .apk file extension, Android API levels (versions & version names)
Android Java Basics: Getting started with Android development, project folder structure, simple programming, running project, generating build/APK of the app from Android Studio
First application: Creating Android Project, Android Virtual Device Creation, Set up debugging environment, Workspace set up for development, Launching emulator, debugging on mobile devices.
Basic UI design: Basics about Views, Layouts, Drawable Resources, Input controls, Input Events, Toasts.
More UI Components: Layouts – GridView and ListView, Action bar, Adapters, Menus: Option menu, context menu, sub menu, Pickers – Date and Time, Spinners.
Activity and Fragment: Activity, Fragment, Activity Lifecycle and Fragment Lifecycle.
Intents: Implicit Intents, Explicit intents, communicating data among Activities.
Navigation Drawer: Panel that displays the app’s main navigation screens on the left edge of the screen
Android Notifications – Toast, Dialogs (TimePicker, DatePicker, Progress, Alert), Notification Manager and Push Notification
Introducing SQLite – SQLiteOpenHelper and creating a database – Opening and closing a database, Working with cursors Inserts, updates, and deletes
As a term project students should implement a mobile app with the following:
- Understand the app idea and design user interface/wireframes of mobile app
- Set up the mobile app development environment