Android Up and Running

Marko Gargenta (Twitter)
Programming
Location: D136
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 15 ratings)

THIS TUTORIAL HAS REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW

Android Up and Running tutorial is a fastpaced
handson
introduction to Android app
development for those already proficient in Java. By the end of this tutorial, you should
understand how to go about building a very simple Android app.

During the tutorial, we’ll develop a working Twitterlike
application capable of posting status
updates to the cloud as well as pulling the data from the cloud so we can see what our friends
are up to. Along the way, you will learn about main building blocks that make up an Android app,
such as activities, services, provides and receivers. We’ll focus on UI by building couple of
screens and services to process background network tasks. You will also learn about
concurrency issues in Android. During this tutorial, you will get to experience building an app
from the ground up. You will get to see how Android tools work, and how to use the tools to
develop, and debug the application.

TUTORIAL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDEES

Android Up and Running tutorial assumes basic understanding of Java. If you plan to move
along, you should download the Android Development Tools Bundle from
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.

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Marko Gargenta

Twitter

Building Twitter @University; Co-founded Marakana (acquired by Twitter); Author of Learning Android and Android Bootcamp; Five times speaker at OSCON

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Nyoman Ribeka
07/27/2013 11:43am PDT

Really good presentation. One improvement would be to separate the topic into intro and advance because we weren’t able to cover the entire slides.

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Mark O'Neal
07/23/2013 10:38pm PDT

Pretty good presentation. One big improvement would be to provide the link and installation instructions for the “twitter-like” android library.

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