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Bloc TechTalk - How to Setup Your Android Development Environment

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Do you have an idea for a mobile app? By 2015, Gartner expects that over 50% of all devices worldwide will run Android. Android can already be found in phones, TVs, refrigerators, and satellites. And …

Do you have an idea for a mobile app? By 2015, Gartner expects that over 50% of all devices worldwide will run Android. Android can already be found in phones, TVs, refrigerators, and satellites. And yet there are few resources available to help beginners get started with Android.

In this free online TechTalk, we will teach you to set up your Android developer environment.

Meet Your Host:

Stan Idesis - Director of Android, Bloc
Stan has been developing for Android since 2009. Prior to Bloc, Stan was the founder of Playerful, a platform for cross-device and cross-platform app gamification. He was also the founder of MindGap, a development firm that worked with Kwarter, Budweiser, and NFL Fan Zone. Before that, Stan was a mobile developer at Zynga.

Android is Taking Over
Recent reports from Gartner project that by 2015, Android will represent over 50% of all devices in the world. Hear from Stan about where Android is today and where it's going.

Crucial First Steps
Have an app idea? Stan will share the first teps you should take in your journey, and some great free resources to use, as well as important blogs to follow.

Demo: Set up your Dev Environment
Finally, Stan will send the bulk of this TechTalk demoing exactly how to set up your Android developer environment as you follow-along.

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  • 2. ● Stan is Bloc’s Director of Android Development ● He is responsible for writing and maintaining the course syllabus, recruiting and training Android mentors, and working with students during Office Hours ● Prior to Bloc, Stan worked as a mobile developer at Kwarter, Inc. ● Prior to that, he worked at Zynga on the Words With Friends franchise
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  • 7. Learn the basics of programming and computing ● Learn Java from the ground up. No programming experience? Not a problem ● Manage your code with Git and GitHub ● Become a 1337 haxXor after you master the command line Dive deep into Android ● Work your way from an empty project to an Evernote clone complete with notes and notebooks ● Learn fundamental programming skills such as SQL databases, MVC, network access and multi- threading ● Grok core Android concepts such as Activities, Fragments, Views, resources, animations, tablet support, rotation, etc.
  • 8. Create full Android apps from scratch We'll give you a menu of apps to choose from so you can focus on the skills and concepts that most interest you. Examples of apps you may choose to build: ● BlocSpot - A Geo-Fenced POI tracker powered by Google Maps and Google Places ● Blocs - A Tetris clone built with AndEngine ● BloQuery - Your very own version of Quora powered by Parse ● And more! Capstone Project: Have an app idea? Build v1 with your mentor ● Work with your mentor to define the scope of your dream project ● Design, build, test, and launch your capstone app. Show off your capstone project to the world! ● Graduate from Bloc, enter our alumni community, and launch your app in the Google Play Store.
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