Android Design Patterns and Best Practices – Volume 2
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Android Design Patterns and Best Practices – Volume 2

Create reliable, robust, and efficient Android apps with industry-standard design patterns
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply transitions and shared elements to use minimal screen space
  • Store and retrieve persistent data
  • Demonstrate the workings of Android wear
  • Socialize in the digital word by connecting your app to social media
  • Make your apps available to the largest possible audience with the AppCompat support library
  • Maximize potential app users
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Requirements
  • This course is targeted at basic Android developers with basic android development experience. To work along with this course, you will need Android studio version 2.2.3.
Description

Are you an Android developer with some experience under your belt? Are you wondering how the experts create efficient and good-looking apps? Then your wait will end with this video! We will teach you about different Android development patterns that will enable you to write clean code and make your app stand out from the crowd.

The video starts by introducing the Android development environment and exploring the support libraries. You will gradually explore the different design and layout patterns and get to know the best practices of how to use them together. You’ll then develop an application that will help you grasp activities, services, and broadcasts and their roles in Android development.

Moving on, you will add user-detecting classes and APIs such as gesture detection touch screen listeners and sensors to your app. You will also learn to adapt your app to run on tablets and other devices and platforms, including Android Wear, auto, and TV. Finally, you will see how to connect your app to social media.

About The Author

Kyle Mew has been programming since the early eighties and has written for several technology websites. He has also written three radio plays and three other books on Android development.

Who is the target audience?
  • This video is intended for Android developers who have some basic android development experience. Basic Java programming knowledge is a must to get the most out of this video.
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The Prototype Pattern
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The Decorator Design Pattern
04:12

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A Sandwich Builder Pattern
04:52

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Selecting Patterns and Adding Decorators
03:52
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Composing Patterns
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Composite Pattern works in such a way that the client can add individual objects or groups of objects without having to concern itself with which it is dealing with.

Preview 03:22

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A Layout Composer
07:09

If you have a lot of data and access to a web server, it is often best to cache data from this source, as this will both save battery and speed up the application.

Storage Options
04:01

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Storing User Preferences
04:14
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Observing Patterns
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The observer acts like a sentry, keeping watch for a particular event or a state change in its subject or subjects, and then reporting this information to interested parties.

Preview 04:56

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Notifications
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Services
02:48
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Behavioral Patterns
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Preview 03:52

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The Visitor Pattern
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The State Pattern
02:35
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Wearable Patterns
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Preview 05:13

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Android Wear
05:58

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Android Auto
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Social Patterns
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Preview 04:48

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Connecting with Facebook
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