Android for Business Users

Course#: BSMD1135

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Mobile Development BSMD1135 1 Day

This course is meant for IT managers and product managers who need to understand the fundamentals of the Android platform.

Why Attend this Course?

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

This is a highly interactive Hands on courses with the options of the Accelerator Plus1 Workshop.

Lot of demos, practical exercises and samples. Very strong presentation skill of the trainer. Good balance between theory and practice application.

What you will Learn?

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

The architecture of Android.
The basics of an Android application.
How the GUI is developed.
Accessing data from files, network and SQL database.
Selling your applications in Android market.


IT software development manager, product development manager and business analysts.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Introduction to Android

What is Android?
A Short History
Advantages of Android
Disadvantages of Android
Q1 2010 Global Market Share
Q2 2010 Global Market Share
US Only Market Share – All Subscribers
US Only Market Share – New Subscribers
Android Carriers

Chapter 2. The Architecture of Android

Key Components Stack
The Kernel
The Dalvik JVM
Application Framework

Chapter 3. The Development Environment

What Do We Need?
Setting Up the SDK
Install Eclipse Plugin
Create a Virtual Device
Creating a Project
Running Your Application
Buttons of the Emulator
Run Configuration
Debugging an Application
Using Third Party JAR
Creating Reusable Library
Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS)
DDMS Tools in Eclipse
The Console Views
Developing for Multiple Android Versions

Chapter 4. Application Fundamentals

Recapping The Basics
Packaging an Application
Application Reusability Architecture
The Manifest File
Creating an Activity Class
Activity Lifecycle
Launching an Activity
Pausing and Stopping an Activity
Destroying an Activity
Saving State
The onCreate() Method
Registering an Activity
The Default Activity
Process Lifecycle
The Application Class
The Application Context

Chapter 5. Basic GUI Programming

The Fundamentals
View Hierarchy
Creating Views Programmatically
Creating View in XML Layout
More on XML Layout
Common Programming Tasks with Views
TextView and EditText
RadioButton and RadioGroup

Chapter 6. Intents and Intent Filters

What is an Intent?
The android.content.Intent Class
Explicitly Specifying Component Name
Implicit Target Component Specification
Intent Filters
Action Name
Category Name
Data Type Filter
Hint Matching Logic
Example Hint Matching – 1
Example Hint Matching – 2
Default Component of an Application
Starting an Activity
Getting Output from Activity
Example of Launcher: ActivityA
Example of Launched: ActivityB
Pending Intent

Chapter 7. Data Storage

Data Storage Options
Data Privacy
Shared Preferences
Modifying Shared Preferences
Shared Preferences Example
Default Preferences
Editing Preferences
Example: Editing Preferences
Internal Storage
Example: Write to Internal Storage
Example: Read from Internal Storage
Private Directory
Cache Directory
Example: Writing to Cache File
External Storage
Checking State of External Storage
Working with Files in External Storage
Example: Writing to External Storage
Shipping Files with the Application
Working with Raw Resource Files
Working with Asset Files

Chapter 8. SQL Database Storage

Opening a Database Connection
Transaction Management
A Pattern for Connection and Transaction Handling
Creating Schema
Compiled SQL Statement
Inserting Data
Updating Data
Deleting Data
Fetching Data
Example Queries
Iterating Over a Cursor
Reading Column Values from Cursor
A Complete Example
Cursor Management
Binding Cursor to ListView
Custom Data Binding
Handling Item Click Event
Refreshing the ListView
Schema Creation Issues
Example Helper Class
Using the Helper Class

Chapter 9. Network Programming

Communication Using HTTP Protocol
Creating a HttpClient Object
Making a GET Request
Making a POST Request
Setting Timeout
Using Basic Authentication
Using Custom Authentication
XML Parsing Options
Setting Up XML Pull Parser
The Main Loop
Example XML Document
Example Parsing Code
Checking Network Status

Chapter 10. Packaging and Distributing Applications

Pricing Options
Getting the Application Ready
About Signing the Application
Exporting and Signing the Application
Going to Android Market
Doing Maintenance


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