Android Programming Course Syllabus
Course Name Developing Mobile Applications with Google Android Platform
Course Description This course introduces mobile application development for the Android platform. Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. Students will learn skills for creating and deploying Android applications, with particular emphasis on software engineering topics including software architecture, software process, usability, and deployment.
Pre-Requisites Experience in Object Oriented programming language Knowledge in XML format
Chapter 1 - Introduction
• About Android
• Smartphones future
Chapter 2 - Preparing the Environment

• Installing the SDK
• Creating Android Emulator
• Installing Eclipse
• Installing Android Development Tools
• Choosing which Android version to use
Chapter 3 – Android Architecture
• Android Stack
• Android applications structure

Chapter 4 - Hello Sheep
• Creating a project
• Working with the AndroidManifest.xml
• Using the log system
• Activities
Chapter 5 – UI Architecture
• Application context
• Intents
• Activity life cycle
• Supporting multiple screen sizes
Chapter 6 – User Interface Widgets
• Text controls
• Button controls
• Toggle buttons
• Images
Chapter 7- Notification and Toast
• Parameters on Intents
• Pending intents
• Status bar notifications
• Toast notifications

Chapter 8 – Menus
• Localization
• Options menu
• Context menu

Chapter 9 - Dialogs • Alert dialog
• Custom dialog
• Dialog as Activity
Chapter 10-Real Time App Development Using GPS and Cloud Platform