In this illuminating course, learn to build Android apps and reach out to millions of Android users as we dig deep into the Android API, and pick up nifty skills like developing widgets and harnessing the capabilities of the Android hardware, such as the accelerometer and GPS.
No prior experience is required for this course.
Master the fundamentals of Java language and Android Studio (IntelliJ) environment.
Learn how to draw views and built-in controls such as buttons, text fields, and checkboxes.
Learn about application components and interactions between them.
Understand how to integrate UI components with Java code.
Scroll lists of items and devise layouts with adapters.
Utilize Intents to send and receive data between your app and other apps.
Present alerts and draw various shapes of different sizes.
Arrange your controls are arranged on screen by customising the type of layout.
Learn the complete steps a developer needs to take to submit an app to the App Store.
Read and write to SQLite databases.
Learn what happens when the app is relegated to the background, and how to reduce memory usage.
Customize action bars which allow for navigation across the application.
Embed zoomable maps and add points of interest.
Learn how to fully utilize the accelerometer and GPS and reduce battery consumption.
Yuku started development on the Android platform in 2009 and has never looked back. His Android apps, consisting of Nutrition Facts and Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder, have received rave reviews on the Google Play Store. Impressively, his apps Quick Bible and Morning & Evening has brought his total download count to over two million people worldwide. He hopes to impart his joy of programming through Android apps.
Yuku enjoys playing the classical guitar when he is away from his keyboard.
Hong is a Linux geek. He picked up his first programming language, Visual Basic, when he was 13. Since then, he has explored many different programming languages and frameworks, working as Project Manager/Technical Lead in his previous company, where he designed software systems and managed mobile and server developers.
He was introduced to Android in 2007, when the Android emulator was still in beta, and quickly became a fan of Android. He has since founded CodeAndroid community groups in Singapore and Malaysia to bring Android enthusiasts together. Besides Android, he also develops PHP applications for companies.
In his spare time, Hong fixes broken drivers and optimizes the Linux OS running on his Asus Zenbook and Raspberry Pi. He also runs his own development company, Hongineer.
Andrew is a self-taught Android programmer who has created a variety of Android apps, including Photo/Video Locker, Tasks n Todos, Password Wallet, and Photo Wall Fx, and Smart Stay Ex, where he ported the Smart Stay feature from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to other Android devices as a proof of concept. His apps have raked more than two million downloads worldwide.
He is currently a senior Android consultant and developer at Handy Apps where he, amongst other job scopes, architects, designs and develops Android mobile applications and interfaces with server based components.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading spiritual books, meditation, singing and playing basketball.