Learn Android Application Development

A beginner course on Android Application development
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (11,914 ratings)
226,598 students
Learn Android Application Development
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (11,914 ratings)
226,598 students
Have a good overview of the Java programming language
Install Android Studio and setup the environment
Debug an Android Application
Create a signed APK file to submit to the Google Play Store
Use Explicit and Implicit Intents
Make use of Fragments
Create a Custom List View
Create the Android Actionbar
Create a custom Toast
Use Shared Preferences, Files and SQLite
Use the AsyncTask class
Handle Android 6 Permissions
Save data in an online database (MBAAS - Backendless) and do User management

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge required. Some programming background would be beneficial.
  • PC or Mac that can run Android Studio and the Android Virtual Device.
Description

Android accounts for approximately 85% of all devices sold today (2017 Q1). It only makes sense for you to be developing applications for the Android platform.

I will take you through the basics of Android Application development, and introduce some more complex features as well. This includes the following:

  • An extensive look at the Java programming language

  • Introduction to Android, installing Android Studio.

  • Create your first Android Application, learn to debug the application and learn how to create a signed APK that you can submit to the play store.

  • Working with implicit and explicit intents

  • Detailed example of how to work with Fragments

  • Learn some customizations like a custom ListView, Toast, TextView and ActionBar

  • Learn how to save data to the phone in the form of SharedPreferences, Files and SQLite

  • Learn how to implement Android 6 Permissions

  • Read data from a RSS feed and sending SMSes programmatically

  • Learn how to save data online and do user management with Backendless (MBAAS)

By completing this course, you will have more than just basic knowledge of Android Application Development.

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Who this course is for:
  • Beginner Android students that want to learn how to program for the Android Mobile platform
Course content
11 sections • 89 lectures • 26h 50m total length
  • Getting Ready
    02:39
  • Packages, classes and running your first program
    09:50
  • Variables, Literals and Constants
    21:04
  • Reading input from the user- The Scanner class
    09:48
  • Getting Input from the user using the JOptionPane class
    09:59
  • Comments in Java
    06:26
  • Introduction to Decision Structures - Operators and Expressions
    10:13
  • If, if-else, if-else-if, nested if and logical operators
    20:38
  • Check for values inside or outside a range
    04:43
  • Comparing Strings
    13:32
  • The Switch-Statement
    14:57
  • Introduction to Loops
    13:49
  • Useful Loop Calculations - Input Validation and a User Controlled Loop
    13:08
  • Useful Loop Calculations Part 2
    18:50
  • Working with Files
    19:32
  • Methods
    21:21
  • Introduction to Arrays
    12:30
  • Comparing Arrays
    09:53
  • Copying Arrays
    06:45
  • Highest and Lowest values / Sum and Average
    09:24
  • Arrays with Files and String arrays
    13:25
  • The ArrayList class
    08:28
  • 23. Classes And Objects
    25:37
  • 24. More Classes And Objects
    29:02
  • Introduction to Android
    03:35
  • Installing Android Studio
    07:53
  • Introduction to Android Studio
    24:40
  • Activity Lifecycle
    11:36
  • ID Application Part 1
    24:09
  • ID Application Part 2
    31:06
  • Challenge (Cricket Chirps)
    02:28
  • Challenge Solution (Cricket Chirps)
    18:37
  • Debugging your Application
    09:27
  • Creating a Signed APK file
    07:39
  • Introduction to Intents
    03:45
  • Explicit Intents Part 1
    14:21
  • Explicit Intents Part 2
    25:12
  • Implicit Intents
    21:23
  • Vector Assets
    10:06
  • Challenge Intents
    02:14
  • Solution to Intents Challenge Part 1
    21:20
  • Solution to Intents Challenge Part 2
    20:45
  • Introduction to Fragments
    06:56
  • Fragments Part 1
    29:16
  • Fragments Part 2
    20:24
  • RecyclerView and CardView Part 1
    25:09
  • RecyclerView and CardView Part 2
    24:57
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part1
    24:02
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part 2
    21:48
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part 3
    13:33
  • Challenge: Fragments with RecyclerView
    02:38
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 1
    23:19
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 2
    26:20
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 3
    11:55
  • Floating hint and autocomplete TextView
    17:03
  • Create a custom ListView
    37:26
  • Create a custom Toast
    12:51
  • The Android ActionBar
    20:54
  • Save user preferences using SharedPreferences
    13:35
  • Save data using text files
    25:04
  • Making use of the AsyncTask class
    25:37
  • Save data by using a SQLite database
    01:01:27
  • Android 6 Permissions
    29:03
  • Read Data from a RSS Feed
    32:21
  • Send SMSes using the SmsManager class
    21:06
  • Android Service (Example: Stream music)
    42:57
  • Introduction to Android App Widgets
    23:33
  • Advanced App Widget (display data from RSS feed)
    01:00:50
  • Introduction to Backendless (MBAAS)
    18:32
  • Setting up your app for the Backendless SDK
    18:00
  • Documents to use for this section
    00:04
  • Creating the Contacts Application
    18:32
  • Creating the Login and Register Activity
    14:01
  • Register a New User in Backendless
    16:57
  • Login a User and Password Reset
    15:36
  • Keep a User logged in to your app
    13:54
  • Layouts for New Contact and Contact List
    17:44
  • Create a new Contact in the Contact Table
    17:50
  • Getting Contacts in a ListView from a Backendless Table
    25:31
  • Designing the Layout for the info activity
    18:58
  • Coding for the Contact Info Activity
    18:17
  • Edit and Delete a Contact
    15:12

Instructor
Android fanatic and teacher
ProgramMe Programming
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 11,930 Reviews
  • 226,791 Students
  • 2 Courses

I have been in the teaching profession now for 16 years teaching Mathematics, Java application development and Android application development.

I love to teach people new skills and will go the extra mile for people willing to work hard to pass my courses.

I studied Information Technology and obtained my BSc degree in Information Technology in 2001 and my BSc Honors degree in Information Technology in 2002. I started my teaching career in 2003 and in 2007 obtained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. In January 2016 I obtained my Masters Degree in Education.

I am currently keeping myself busy creating Android applications and improving current systems at companies while also teaching Android application development and Java application development.