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This course is based on Android 2.x
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This training course will guide you through the creation of a social+geolocated Android app that integrates with Facebook, Twitter and the Google Maps API. The course is taught by Mohit Deshpande, Android App Trainer and Java developer, and was created in collaboration with Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of Zenva.
Things you will learn in this course:
There are PDF summary guides for each chapter with the key points and UML diagrams of the classes showcased in the videos.
You will also get the full source code of the Social Notes app, which you can use as a starting point for your own projects!
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|Section 1: Setup Your Dev Environment|
In this course, we will be setting up the development environment and the Android SDK so that we can get started in the world of Android. We will also be creating an account on the Google Play Store so that we may later publish applications to the Google Play Store. We will be using the Eclipse IDE as our development environment and we will integrate with Android by downloading and installing the Android Development Tools plugin for Eclipse.
|Section 2: Showcasing Social Notes|
In this course, we will be seeing the fruits of our efforts, the Social Notes application. We will see how the UI, the model, and the controller all fit together to create a stunningly beautiful Android application. Some of the features, such as geolocation and sharing to Twitter and Facebook will be displayed.
App Source Code
PDF Chapter Guides
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|Section 3: Introduction to Android|
Introduction to Android
|Section 4: The Model|
In this course, we will be taking a look at the model of the Social Notes application. We will delve into the world of SQLite and Content Providers. We will be seeing how an application can persist data in a SQLite database in an Android application. We will show the most efficient ways to perform such database operations as well.
The Model - Part 2
The Model - Part 3
|Section 5: The View|
In this course, we will be examining the user interface of the Social Notes application. We will immerse ourselves in XML and we will see how the various views and menus of the application are created and their various UI elements, such as EditTexts, Buttons, and ActionBar menu items. We will show on the emulator how a change in the view affects the application.
The View - Part 2
The View - Part 3
|Section 6: The Controller|
In this course, we will be seeing how the controller of the Social Notes application pulls together the UI and the model. The controller is what manages the view and keeps track of the model. Several segments of code in the controller class will be altered and their changes will be show on the emulator.
The Controller - Part 2
|Section 7: Facebook Integration (Deprecated API)|
In this course, we will be getting social with Facebook in the Social Notes application and demonstrating how to use the official Facebook SDK and how the various APIs to Facebook's Graph API work.
|Section 8: Twitter Integration (Deprecated API)|
In this course, we will be tweeting to Twitter in the Social Notes application as we learn how to use the official Twitter application to circumvent the Open Authentication and the official Twitter API and SDK.
|Section 9: Google Maps API|
In this course, we'll be finding the geolocation aspect of the Social Notes application. We will display how to get a Google Maps API key so that we can use Google Maps in our application. We will also show a clever way to override the functionality of the MapView to suit our own needs. Along with all of this, gathering the user's current location quickly and easily is also there.
Google Maps API - Part 2
|Section 10: Publish and Sell Your Apps|
|In this course, we'll be publishing our application to the Google Play Store. We will show how easily and simple Eclipse makes it to export a signed application. We will also be learning the proper requirements for publishing to the Google Play Store.|
|Section 11: Course Evaluation Survey|
Course Evaluation Survey
Pablo is a web + mobile app developer and entrepreneur. Pablo is the founder of ZENVA. Besides teaching online how to create games, apps and websites to over 60,000 students, Pablo has created content for companies such as Amazon and Intel.
ZENVA runs four development communities featuring game, web and mobile app development tutorials: Zenva Academy,, (also known as "the hive"), and for Spanish speakers, De Idea A App.
I have been doing Java programming for 6 years and Android programming for 4 years. I have an application on the Google Play Store called Equations which is a handy tool for students in the physics, mathematics, and chemistry fields. I have worked at Zenva Inc creating a set of tutorial videos on how Java developers can become Android developers.
Hours of video content