Introduction
This workshop is a hands-on guide to designing and building mobile applications using Google's Android open-source platform. The course explains what Android is, the Android SDK, all essential features, as well as the advanced capabilities and APIs such as background services and notifications. This complete hands-on workshop encourages participants to learn by building a real-life working application, which can serve as a basis for their future Android projects. By the end of the course, each participant will have a complete functional Android application incorporating most of the key features of the platform.

Target audience
This workshop is intended for software developers interested in developing applications for Android mobile phones supporting popular Android versions.

Prerequisites
All participants should know the fundamental of object oriented programming using JAVA, candidate should be familiar with basic Java SE 1.6++ (classes, control flow statements, instantiation, inheritance, initialization, assignment, method overloading and overriding etc).

Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Build your own applications for Android mobile phones.
• Understand how Android applications work, Android application components, manifest, and Intent.
• Design Android applications with compelling user interfaces by using and creating your own layouts using external resources.
• Use Android Web APIs for assessing Web Services such as Twitter etc. in background services
• Take advantage of Android APIs for data storage and retrieval via user preferences, files and local databases.
• Utilize the powerful Android API on maps, speech, medias and hardware to build complex applications
• Debug, test and deploy your own applications on Google Play Store.