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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Creating Your First Android App, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

In this first lesson, you download the tools used by any Android application developer and use them to create your first Android app. You learn how to run it using an emulator as well as how to run it on your own device.

Duration: 00:46:56  File Size: 139 MB

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Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Building the User Interface, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

Learn to create a user interface by using the visual tools and the underlying XML. This covers views, resources, and even the efficient use of ListView.

Duration: 01:27:45  File Size: 307 MB

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Creating More Screens, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

Advance your Android knowledge with an improved understanding of Activities and Fragments, two classes core to creating Android apps, and then learn to take advantage of the Android support library, allowing your app to run on a wide range of Android versions.

Duration: 01:41:27  File Size: 435 MB

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Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Running in the Background the Simple Way, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

Keep your applications efficient and responsive by utilizing an AsyncTask to perform long-running tasks in the background.

Duration: 00:42:51  File Size: 177 MB

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Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Interacting with a Service, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

Sometimes you need to perform tasks that aren't directly tied into the UI, and that’s when services and broadcast receivers come into play. Round off this knowledge with an understanding of Android’s excellent notification system.

Duration: 01:02:04  File Size: 247 MB

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Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Saving Simple Data, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

What app doesn't make use of saving and retrieving data? Learn two of the most common mechanisms for doing this, including working with SharedPreferences as well as the file system.

Duration: 00:25:43  File Size: 92 MB

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Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Enhancing Your User Interface, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

After maturing for years, Android has become a robust platform where enhancing your user interface is vital to standing out. Learn to utilize styles, themes, and custom animations.

Duration: 00:52:24  File Size: 213 MB

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Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Rounding out Your Knowledge, Downloadable Version, 2nd Edition

In this final lesson, you learn to use Android Studio much more efficiently, taking advantage of shortcuts and live templates. Then you submit an application to Google Play to share with the world.

Duration: 00:36:23  File Size: 110 MB

Description

  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-406814-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-406814-5

6+ Hours of Video Instruction
 
The Essentials of Android Application Development LiveLessons (Second Edition) provides developers with a hands-on introduction to Android application development, covering the most important classes and techniques.
 
Description
 
In this video training, Ian starts with the installation of Android Studio, configuring an emulator, preparing a device for development, and creating a simple “hello world” app. He then systematically covers each of the essential parts of Android application development, starting with views, activities, and fragments. Using an AsyncTask to perform background operations comes next, and then services, BroadcastReceivers, and system notifications are explained. The video continues with saving data via SharedPreferences and the file system and enhancing the UI with themes and animations and finishes with tips for becoming more efficient with Android Studio and how to submit an app to the Play Store. After watching this video series, developers will be able to create Android applications from scratch and dive into advanced Android topics.

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Skill Level

  • Beginner to intermediate

What You Will Learn
  • Install and use Android Studio
  • Create an Android application
  • Customize the UI with views, themes, and animations
  • Run code in the background
  • Create and use services, BroadcastReceivers, and system notifications
  • Save data to SharedPreferences and the file system
  • Become efficient with Android Studio and submit an app to the Play Store

Who Should Take This Course
  • Developers who want to quickly learn the core of Android application development

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of programming and development
  • Familiarity with the Java programming language

 
Table of Contents
 
Lesson 1: Creating Your First Android App

1.1 Install Android Studio
1.2 Set up an emulator
1.3 Set up a device
1.4 Create a hello world app

Lesson 2: Building the User Interface

2.1 Add simple views to a layout
2.2 Reference Android resources
2.3 Use a ListView quickly
2.4 Use the view holder pattern

Lesson 3: Creating More Screens

3.1 Create and launch Activities
3.2 Transition to Fragments
3.3 Build additional Fragments
3.4 Use the support library and ViewPager

Lesson 4: Running in the Background the Simple Way

4.1 Run an AsyncTask--Part 1
4.2 Run an AsyncTask--Part 2

Lesson 5: Interacting with a Service

5.1 Create and start a service
5.2 Use an IntentService
5.3 Communicate with a BroadcastReceiver--Part 1
5.4 Communicate with a BroadcastReceiver--Part 2
5.5 Display a system notification

Lesson 6: Saving Simple Data

6.1 Store data in SharedPreferences
6.2 Use the file system

Lesson 7: Enhancing Your User Interface

7.1 Extend the application’s theme--Part 1
7.2 Extend the application’s theme--Part 2
7.3 Animate the views
7.4 Animate the transitions

Lesson 8: Rounding Out Your Knowledge

8.1 Become efficient with Android Studio
8.2 Submit to the Google Play Store

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The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons

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