During this semester (Spring 2012) 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:
Introduction
Application Resources
The Intent Concept
User Interface Controls
Layout Managers
Menus and Dialogs
Touchscreens
Style Definition
App Widgets Development
Location Based Services
Web Services
Android Services
Media Framework
Android Security Model
Graphics Animation
OpenGL Graphics
Customized Views
Android Threads
Application Life Cycle
SQLite Database
Content Providers
Shared Preferences
File Management
External Storage
Dalvik VM
Background Applications
Activity Data
SMS Messages
Telephony
Web View
Java Language
Debugging
Instrumentation Framework
Adapters
Live Wallpapers
BroadcastReceiver
Bluetooth
Text To Speech
Android Search
Camera
Accelerometer
Compass
Vibration
WiFi Connectivity
Networking
Input Method Framework
Device Rotation
Localization
Memory Management
Speech Input
Development Tools
Instant Messaging
Native Development Kit
Android Google TV

Most of the training material this course includes can be found at www.abelski.com. All the training material available on that web site is available for free academic and personal usage.

The official syllabus can be found at http://www.lifemichael.com/hit/ANDROID_SYLLABUS_201202.pdf.

The detailed plan can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1DEwKmcw58GneeUFnGKuaNPS7jT5o6OkafvBnkQn01uw.

The course google group is available at http://groups.google.com/group/hit-android-spring-2012.

Towards this course you should install on your personal computer the following software:
1. Java SDK 7 (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

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