Day: 1 Introduction to Mobile Application Development (in Android)
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Day: 1 Introduction to Mobile Application Development (in Android) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Android Application Development
    Before Getting Started
    Ahsanul Karim
    Sentinel Solutions Ltd.
  • 2. What We’ll Do Today
    Why We are Here?
    Get Basic Idea on Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Get Basic Idea on Mobile, Smartphone & Tablet Platforms
    Identify the Position of Android Platform
    Background and History of Android
    Get the Idea: Why Should We Learn Android Platform
    Get the Idea: What will We be Capable of Doing After Completing the Course
    Get Idea on Course Outline
    Course Prerequisites
    Course Rules
    Define the Way of Learning Materials Sharing
    A Very Primitive Idea on Android Application Development
    Get Acquainted with Required Tools
  • 3. Why We are Here?
    To Get Introduced to the Latest Mobile Application Development Trends
    To Identify the Prospects and Features of Android Platform compare to others (iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian etc.)
    To Get Hands-on Experience and Expertise to Develop Android Applications.
    To Create and Deploy Applications/Software for Users or Business Clients.
    To Learn the Most Rapidly Growing Mobile/Smartphone and Tablet- based Software Development Platform.
    To get Basic Idea and to Prepare ourselves about How to Adopt Upcoming Mobile Technologies (in the emerging field of Android)
    And Definitely to start a career as a Mobile Application Developer.
  • 4. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Mobile Phones
    A mobile phone (also called mobile, cellular telephone, cell phone, or hand phone is an electronic device used to make 
    Calls across a wide geographic area.
    Send Text SMS
    Can see call records
    Can capture image
    Can run music
    Can browse web etc.
    To learn about mobile phones in details:
    You’ll get detailed history about how this
    technology evolved over the years
  • 5. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Mobile Phone Applications: Some Examples
    Category: Utility Tools
    Personal Finance Calculator
    Another example can be: Daily Planner Application
    Possible Features:
    Task List
    Appointment etc.
  • 6. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Mobile Phone Applications: Some Examples (Contd.)
    Category: Games
  • 7. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Mobile Phone Applications: Development
    Different Mobile phone vendor companies use different platforms
    for developing applications for their own platform.
    We’ll discuss about a open “Legacy” platform as an example which
    is J2ME
    Java Platform, Micro Edition, or Java ME:
    It is a Java platform designed for embedded systems (mobile
    Devices are one kind of such systems) .
    Target devices range from industrial controls to mobile phones 
    with Java (KVM support).
    Formerly known as Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME).
    For details:,_Micro_Edition
    Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and many other vendors supports J2ME for
    applications and games development
  • 8. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Mobile Phone Applications: Development With J2ME
    Memory Issues
    Vendor Specific Implementation
    Insufficient Memory
    Inefficient Memory Management
    Device Compatibility Issues
    Not enough Access to Core System of the Phone
    Vendor Specific Implementation of KVM
    That is why…
    We see sites like this:
  • 9. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Smart Phones
    A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability, Features and connectivitythan a contemporary mobile phones. 
    Smartphones may be thought of as handheld computers integrated with a mobile telephone.
    They also provide their own Operating System with Application Development Framework
    To learn about smart phones in details:
    You’ll get detailed history about how this
    technology evolved over the years
  • 10. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Smart Phones Platforms
    Palm Pre
  • 11. Mobile and Smartphone Applications
    Tablet Platforms
    Android: Galaxy Tab
    Apple: iPad
  • 12. Why Android Platform?
    Technical Advantages
    Android is built upon an open-source platform, and most of the Android code is released under the free software/open source Apache License.
    Rich and easy to integrate feature sets.
    Android applications are written in the Java programming language, which is a powerful, mature and very widely adopted language.
    Easy to learn than Apple’s Objective-C
    Inter-Application communication is easier.
    Business Advantages
    Android Market — is much more of an open marketplace than Apple‘s iTunes App Store.
    No delay for approval of submitted application. So you can reach your users fast.
  • 13. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Fastest growing smartphone platform
  • 14. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Android Growth Explodes in 2010 according to Flurry Analytics
    By Flurry’s count, devices running on Android OS now exceed 60 million.  From 2009 to 2010, Android adoption increased by nearly 10 times, from 5.9 million to 53 million devices.
  • 15. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Business Opportunities
    Android market
    Android Market is the online software store developed by Google for Android devices. An application program ("app") called "Market" is preinstalled on most Android devices and allows users to browse and download apps published by third-party developers, hosted on Android Market. As of December 2010 there were about 200,000 games, applications and widgets available on the Android Market, with an estimated 2.5 billion total downloads.
    Other distribution channels:
    Revenue can be earned by:
    Paid Applications
    Free Applications with ads
  • 16. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Freelancing Opportunities
    Similar trend is seen in other freelancing sites
  • 17. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 18. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 19. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
    Open Handset Alliance and Many vendors makes Android more prospective
  • 20. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 21. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 22. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 23. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 24. Why Android Platform? (Contd.)
    Analytics Data: Statistics
  • 25. What is Android
    Android is a software stack for mobile devicesthat 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.
    Google describes Android as:
    The first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices, all of the software to run a mobile phone but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation.
    But what’s so exciting about this???
    We have answered it
  • 26. Android Features
    Application framework
    Dalvikvirtual machine 
    Integrated browser
    Optimized graphics 
    Media support 
    GSM Telephony 
    Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi 
    Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer 
    Rich development environment 
    We’ll cover each of these features in our corresponding sessions
  • 27. General Course Outline
    Introduction to Android and Mobile Devices
    Setting up Development Environment
    Application Architecture and Lifecycle
    Java Language Basics and Syntax
    Object Oriented Programming in Java
    Vertical and Horizontal Libraries in Java
    Object Oriented Principles and Practice
    Building Android Applications
    Android User Interface
    Common Controls
    Android Application Components: Activity, BroadcastListener, Service, Content Provider
  • 28. General Course Outline
    Data Storage and Relational Database: SQLite
    Maps, Geocoding and Location Based Services
    Communication with Internet
    RESTful Web Services
    Working with Multimedia
    Basic Game Development Concepts
    Performance Tuning
    Some More about Object Oriented Programming
    Debugging, Testing & Deploying Android Applications (with Digital Signature)
  • 29. Learning Android App Development
    We’ll need at least basic understanding of how to program in Java/C#. Android programming is done using Java syntax, plus a class library that resembles a subset of the Java SE library (plus Android-specific extensions).
    We’ll need some basic OOP concept.
  • 30. Setting up Development Environment
    System Requirements
    Supported OS
    Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
    Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (x86 only)
    Linux (tested on Ubuntu Linux, Lucid Lynx)
    Supported Development Environment (Eclipse IDE based)
    Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) or greater/Eclipse Classic (versions 3.5.1 and higher)
    JDK 1.5 or 1.6
    ADT Plugin
  • 31. Setting up Development Environment(Contd.)
    To set up the development environment, we need:
    Java Development Kit (JDK 1.5+, 1.6 is preferable)
    Eclipse IDE
    Android SDK
  • 32. Setting up Development Environment (Contd.)
    Java Development Kit (JDK)
    Download Link:
    Download JDK from here and Install JDK
  • 33. Setting up Development Environment (Contd.)
    Eclipse IDE
    Download Link:
    Download the highlighted version of Eclipse IDE
  • 34. Setting up Development Environment (Contd.)
    Android SDK
    Download and Install the SDK starter package from the table above (Highlighted)
  • 35. Questions?