Understanding Android Application Basics

Start learning the skills necessary to become a successful Android developer by developing your understanding of Android application development and the creation of interactive user experiences with Android Activities.
Course info
Rating
(104)
Level
Beginner
Updated
March 31, 2017
Duration
3h 51m
Table of contents
Building a Simple App
Designing and Planning Our App
Understanding Activities and Activity Layout Interaction
Working with Activities
Taking a Deeper Look at Activity Interaction
Understanding Activity Lifecycle
Description
Course info
Rating
(104)
Level
Beginner
Updated
March 31, 2017
Duration
3h 51m
Description

The key to becoming a successful Android app developer is getting the basics right. Android is a component-based platform that has a different programming model than many other platforms. Understanding this component model, especially the familiar UI components known as Activities, is essential to success. In this course, Understanding Android Application Basics, you'll get a better understanding of the Android application basics. First, you'll start by deploying a simple Android application to become familiar with the environment. Next, you'll walk through the process of designing the user experience for a more involved application. Finally, using the Android Studio designer, you'll layout an interactive activity and connect it to Java code. Throughout the course you'll continue enhancing the app to become a multi-activity user experience that provides interactive editing features and proper Activity lifecycle management.

About the author
About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.

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