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Develop Android Apps - Reach A Growing And Powerful Mobile Web Audience

JBI training course London UK

"Our tailored course provided a well rounded introduction and also covered some intermediate level topics that we needed to know. Clive gave us some best practice ideas and tips to take away. Fast paced but the instructor never lost any of the delegates"

Brian Leek, Data Analyst, May 2022

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24/06/24 - 4 days
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£1995 +VAT
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  • Gain an introduction to Android 
  • Create and deploy Android apps
  • Develop well optimised, good looking and functional GUI applications
  • Utilise existing APIs and libraries
  • Tap into GPS to create location-sensitive apps
  • Learn about Android application design approach
  • Utilise Coding Best Practices and techniques
  • Develop Android Apps - Reach A Growing And Powerful Mobile Web Audience 

Introduction to Android

A practical session to create a very simple Android App.

  • Android and Linux
  • Android Architecture
  • Activities (Overview)
  • Services (Overview)
  • Content Providers (Overview)
  • Broadcast Receivers (Overview)
  • Useful resources
  • Graphics - 2D and 3D graphics with OpenGL (Overview)
  • NDK  - What is it?
  • Third Party Uses
  •  3rd party library uses
  •  Open source.
  •  Augmented reality libraries.
  • Activities and Fragments
  • What are they?


  • The Development Environment
  • Introducing Android studio and UI tools
  • Tools for debugging/UI development/testing
  • Practical Session - Create Hello World in Android Studio
  • Common Android Design Patterns
  • Getting Input
  • Expand hello world - add interaction e.g. Buttons and text boxes
  • Useful debugging tips.
  • Code Refactoring - Learn how Android studio can speed up your workflow.
  • Rapid Development Techniques
  • Android Interface Development Basics
  • Declaring Layout
  • Controls
  • Menus (Overview)
  • Dialogs (Overview)
  • Event Handling (UI)
  • Feeding back to the User


  • Looking at design and how that translates into real world Graphical User Interface on Android. Further practical sessions to expand the user interface and allow users to navigate between screens.
  • Learn how to use Material design in your app.
  • Common Android Design Patterns
  • Action Bar
  • Navigation
  • Overall design Patterns (Model View Controller), MVVM, MVP
  • Design Approach
  • Using Iterative design - design,model,review
  • Translation Considerations - Designing for German
  • Android GUI Development - continued
  • Common Layout Objects - More controls  (Card layout)


More on Design

  • How Android Draws Views
  • Applying Styles and Themes
  • How to add another screen - new activity
  • How to pass data to/from it.
  • Life cycle - i.e what gets called when.
  • Android Application concepts - how Intents allow app co-operation.
  • How to handle threads. (UI perspective)
  • Images and memory gotchas.
  • List view
  • Grid View
  • Custom controls - how to make them usable via xml.
  • Common Design Patterns
  • Notifications
  • Status bar Notifications
  • App Widgets - how to make one, best practice in updates etc
  • Using 3rd party libraries to speed up development
  • Learn how to use the Android build tools (Gradle) to integrate 3rd party open source components into your app.

Dealing With Data

  • Creating and utilising data sources to populate Android apps - show how to rapidly create a simple test server to prototype an idea and serve as a REST API endpoint.  Examining custom views and how to handle asynchronous tasks to display the data.
  • Use of 3rd party libraries to make persistence easy (Realm).
  • Use of 3rd party libraries to make send/retrieval of REST Api’s simple - Retrofit
  • Common Design Patterns
  • Allowing Users to sort Data
  • Users Searching Data
  • Data Drilling Down
  • Static and Dynamic lists
  • More Lists - Custom views.
  • Content providers
  • Content Resolvers
  • Cursors
  • Data
  • Persistent data
  • Data adapters
  • Use of Realm as a database.
  • Using Web Services - 
  • JSON parsing
  • Http/Https
  • Asynchronous tasks and threads in Android
  • Android Volley Http framework
  • RetroFit - to consume REST api.



  • Using services, communication and hardware capabilities within Android. Design considerations to keep users informed and allow easy access to app components. The practical session will develop an app populated from a web service.

More Services

  • Using IntentService class
  • Starting and stopping services.
  • Bound services
  • Turn our previous Retrofit based code into a service.


  • How to communicate to your user when they’re not in the app. We show how to setup and use Google Cloud Messaging.
  • Hardware and Communication
  • Broadcast Receivers - examples.
  • MultiMedia - camera/video/audio
  • Contacts - how to use it                      

Completing an Android App, Advanced Techniques and Android Tablets

  • Examining the remaining Android smartphone features, looking at the differences when developing for a tablet rather than a smartphone and where to go next.
  • Android GPS / Location
  • Location-based Service APIs
  • Android maps
  • Overlays and Zoom to
  • App Deployment
  • Deploying an app to the market.
  • Understanding AndroidManifest.xml
  • Security and Permissions
  • Security best practices
  • The new Marshmallow (6.0) permissions model.
  • Android Tablets
  • Differences in Android phones and Android Tablets
  • Loaders
  • Action Bar
  • Drag and Drop
  • Future Android Versions and Fragmentation
  • What it means.
  • Android compatibility libraries.
  • Advanced Development
  • Multi Dex - what is it?
JBI training course London UK

Software developers who need to architect, create and deploy commercial applications on Google's Android platform

5 star

4.8 out of 5 average

"Our tailored course provided a well rounded introduction and also covered some intermediate level topics that we needed to know. Clive gave us some best practice ideas and tips to take away. Fast paced but the instructor never lost any of the delegates"

Brian Leek, Data Analyst, May 2022

“JBI  did a great job of customizing their syllabus to suit our business  needs and also bringing our team up to speed on the current best practices. Our teams varied widely in terms of experience and  the Instructor handled this particularly well - very impressive”

Brian F, Team Lead, RBS, Data Analysis Course, 20 April 2022



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Our Android training course is workshop based, and you will be building and deploying apps to real devices right from day one.

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