During this semester (Spring 2011) I deliver an academic course dedicated to the Android platform. The course takes place in HIT as part of HIT Computers Science BSc academic program.
The topics this course covers include the following:
The Intent Concept
User Interface Controls
Menus and Dialogs
App Widgets Development
Location Based Services
Android Security Model
Application Life Cycle
Text To Speech
Input Method Framework
Native Development Kit
Android Google TV
In addition, given the expected official release of android SDK 3.0 during this semester, as soon as this new version is released the list of topics will be updated.
Most of the training mtaeiral of this course can be found at www.abelski.com. All the training material available on this web site is available for free academic and personal usage.
The official syllabus can be found at http://www.lifemichael.com/hit/ANDROID_SYLLABUS_201102.pdf.
The detailed plan can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1wTlmRyfJ1F_RYZRp_WMXZY7AKb5RSntBWnsxLCZWyzU.
The course google group is available at http://groups.google.com/group/hit-android-spring-2011.
Towards this course you should install on your personal computer the following software:
1. Java 2 SDK 6 (http:/java.sun.com)
2. Eclipse (Helios) Pulsar for Mobile Developers (http://www.eclipse.org)
3. Android SDK (www.android.com) more info at http://bit.ly/gF5nO
4. Android NDK (www.android.com) more info at http://bit.ly/aioizd