Advanced Android Application Development and Further Java Skills

Duration: 3 Days


This course looks in detail at the advanced tools and features of the Android SDK. Within the three days, delegates will create three applications, giving them the knowledge and practice to create Google Play-worthy applications. The course looks at essential design controls and layouts, advanced data manipulation and internet connectivity.


Experience of Android and Java software development or equivalent knowledge from our course, Introduction to Android Application Development and Java for non-programmers.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Recap of Android essentials
  • Returning to Eclipse
  • Analysis of an existing app
  • Java arrays recap

XML Masterclass

  • XML Elements
  • XML Attributes
  • Using XML in Android for layouts
  • The Android manifest

Android Layouts

  • Linear layouts
  • Relative layouts
  • Nesting layouts

Basic Input

  • Buttons
  • CheckBox
  • RadioButton
  • ToggleBox

Complex input

  • TextField
  • Pickers
  • Spinners

The Menu System

  • The Android menu systems
  • Creating options
  • Contextual menus

Basic Output

  • Dialogs
  • TextView
  • Image Processing

Advanced Output

  • ListViews
  • Adapters
  • Expandable List Views
  • TableViews
  • GridViews


  • Creating multiple activities
  • Intents
  • Inter-activity communication
  • Clean interface practice

Advanced OOP

  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Interfaces
  • Abstract Methods & Classes

Data Manipulation and Storage

  • Databases
  • Using XML and Android
  • Using JSON and Android
  • Saving data
  • Manipulating files
  • Creating a search engine

Internet Connectivity

  • Android permissions

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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