Android Development for Newbies (8+ Hours of Content)
- Desire to learn
- Basic Java skills
- A PC / Mac / Linux Box that can run Java, Eclipse and Android SDK
** ONLY FREE ANDROID COURSE WITH 8+ HOURS OF CONTENT **
There goes a chinese proverb - "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand."
The highest degree of learning takes place with your involvement. And this course is designed to do exactly that. This course introduces you to the basics of Android development. You will need some Java fundamentals to get started. If you are not sure about the difference between an abstract class and an interface you might have to refresh your Java concepts before proceeding.
Also, if you are new to Java I recommend John Purcell's Java Course, in order to acquire the minimal Java programming skills required to step into Android development.
I've also got you some companion code which you can download from the appropriate lectures. You'll be working on the source code along with me, so that you could get a good grasp on the concepts you will eventually be introduced to. At the end of this course you'll be able to write and deploy AWESOME!! apps to Google Play.
How is this course designed?
- Comprehensive - Contains lessons and exercises that enable you to develop real-world Android applications.
- Simple & Sequential - To keep complexity at bay, the course introduces you to independent concepts initially and then reveals more of the complex stuff.
- Focused towards Results - This is the same course that we use internally at our mobile app startup, to train new talents.
- Hands-on Sessions - I guide you through sessions building apps and writing code snippets clearly explaining every line of code.
- Drills - Easy-to-moderate beginner level exercises in which you get the opportunity to practice what you've learnt and verify the same.
- Elaborate Videos - Learn Android concepts in a thorough manner, I've made sure that all WHYs and HOWs you need to know are covered.
Since this course is for beginners, I highly recommend you to take this course sequentially. You can pick on random videos, but remember - the complexity increases down the road so it is imperative that you take them one by one.
What makes me qualified?
- Started out as an indie Android developer in 2009 and have programmed for Android since the Cupcake days (Android 1.5).
- Developed more than 100 Android apps till date, including games and other apps that use the Android NDK.
- Contributed open-source libraries for Android that improve developer productivity, notable ones are Android Saripaar, Simple Section Adapter, and Instant Adapter.
- Bootstrapped a startup and currently have 9 developers working on Android and iOS.
- Training people since 2005 ;)
What are you waiting for? Gear up and lets have some fun!!
- Anyone with basic Java skills
- Course Introduction01:11
- Updated for Android Studio: Getting all you need03:41
- (Skip for Android Studio) Reorganizing Eclipse in 2-Minutes03:24
- Getting a brand new device - VIRTUALLY07:07
- 2 More reasons to use Chrome01:56
- Setting up the PATH (Windows)01:49
- Setting up the PATH (Mac & Ubuntu)03:33
- Verifying your PATH01:26
- Genymotion - A Faster Emulator*04:02
- Traffic Lights Kickstart16:40
- Traffic Lights, turning them ON and OFF20:27
- Drill - Traffic Lights00:56
- Introducing Views17:26
- Drill - Simple Interest Calculator01:27
- Logging in Android11:02
- Using the Devices View in Eclipse03:37
- Troubleshooting - Gosh… My ADB is dead!02:58
- Device Deployment Groundwork01:52
- Deploying to a Device00:28
- Skills Checklist7 questions
- NEW: Creating a New Android Project04:09
- NEW: Project Structure Explained10:31
- Creating a New Android Project05:36
- Getting a grasp on the Project Folders06:07
- Hallo, Salve, Bonjour with Strings09:03
- Formatted String Resources07:26
- French fluency in your App08:27
- String Resources - FAQs01:27
- What's a Context?04:43
- Red, Blue, Green and Color07:10
- Bitmap Drawables05:46
- Is that a flooring? - Using Tiled Bitmaps05:29
- Built-in Resources06:36
- TextView, Custom Fonts and HTML09:14
- Using links with TextView05:38
- A chat with ImageView05:51
- Compound Drawables to the Rescue05:46
- Putting things 'Linear'ly in a 'Layout'05:22
- RelativeLayout - 'Grand Master' of all Layouts05:59
- Organizing Views in TableLayout05:45
- Scrolling UIs larger than Screen05:21
- Nested Layouts04:18
- CheckBoxes to keep your options open06:58
- RadioButtons - Pick one, just one06:51
- Building your UI with XML08:27
- Width & Height Attributes05:29
- Using the Android SDK Reference09:38
- Real Estate around your Views04:48
- Customizing Widgets with State Drawables05:49
- 'Fancy' Favorite Button10:34
- ImageButton and Backgrounds04:54
- Myth Busted: Glossy Buttons and 9 Patches11:21
- The Updated 9 Patch Tool*06:42
- Presenting your data in a ListView06:43
- Transitioning to the ListActivity06:27
- Beautify your List #2 - Get it Working09:52
- Beautify your List #3 - Right way to do it12:43
- Bring up that Context Menu07:56
- Adding Functionality to the Context Menu Items05:38
- ListView Updates04:16
- Use a GridView, if you need a Grid13:07
- Let's raise a Toast07:34
- Showing Dialogs08:37
- 'Stubborn' Modal Dialogs02:13
- List Dialog in Action10:19
- Vibrating your Phone09:11
- Opening a Webpage03:56
- Making Phone Calls04:28
- How to send a SMS?04:28
- Sending Emails07:32
- How to check if an Intent is supported?06:51
- Starting Activities06:12
- Passing additional information as Extras08:30
- Writing and Reading Preferences09:57
Ragunath Jawahar has been programming since he was 14. He perceives programming as a beautiful blend of art and science. Jawahar began programming in Java since 2008 and has mastered the language ever since. He strongly believes, practices and preaches object-oriented principles, design patterns and distributed version control systems. He has been working on a number of Java frameworks and began Android programming in 2010. Jawahar has been developing apps starting from Cupcake and is committed to develop apps for Android. He believes in open-source software and has authored a number of open-source libraries that significantly improve productivity for Android Developers. You can check them from his Github page.