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Android Development

  • In this lecture you will learn the basics of developing apps for Android devices. This includes the following topics listed below.
  • The lecture is designed for app development beginners who have good Java development skill (e.g. successfully passed the exam “Software Entwicklung 1 & Software Entwicklung 2” with a grade better than 2,3)
  • If you already have experiences in developing apps for Android and iOS, I would recommend you to visit the lecture “Spezielle Themen der mobilen Anwendungsentwicklung” (119645) where we do the more advanced stuff.
  • If you are interested in developing hybrid apps using web technologies and frameworks such as Ionic or Cordova you can visit the lecture “Mobile Web Applications” (119640).
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1 About

1.1 Lecturer

Varun Shrivastav

Matthias Nagel

1.2 Tutor Summer Semester 23

Timo Waldherr

2 Contents

The lecture is splitted into a theoretical part, assignments and a practical part. The following list gives an overview (not complete) of the topics you will learn in this lectures. The assignments will help you to really understand and establish your knowledge.

2.1 Theoretical Part

Topics Slides
Introduction, lecture organization Organization
General mobile app development toolchain overview, native build process, version control systems (short Git introduction), testing tools, collaboration tools, continuous integration App-Development Toolchain
Introduction to Android: System architecture, Android SDK basics, Android Studio introduction, ADM, ADB, Android Manifest, Android UI basics (layouts, resources, etc.) Android Intro
Android component types overview, Activity, Application Context, Intent, WebView, Permissions, Excursion to Support Libraries, Android Security and UI reaction times Android Framework Basics
Implementing lists with RecyclerView, ViewHolder and Adapter Android Lists
Services & Broadcast Receivers Services and Broadcast Receivers
Lightweight fragmentation using Fragments Android Fragments
Asynchronous programming with WorkManagers Asynchronous Tasks
Features for storing data Storage Options
Introduction to API calls and Serialization Android Networking
Excursion: 3rd Party Libraries, Kotlin, Android Auto, Unit Tests, UI Tests Android Excursion

3 Contents

3.1 Assignments

Assignments Slides
Assignment 1: Android Basics Assignment 1
Assignment 2: Introduction to Recycler View Assignment 2
Assignment 3: Fragments Assignment 3
Assignment 4: Working with Room Assignment 4
Assignment 5: Introduction to API Calls and Glide Assignment 5

4 Notice

No liability assumed. As Android frameworks, programming languages (e.g. Kotlin) and development environments evolve very quickly, the lecture slides and assigments have to be constantly updated. Please bear with me, apologies for any inconvenience.

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