Available on Mac or Windows .

The Android Programming course will teach students to create their own Android apps. This course includes 1 semester of pre-requisite Java skills and 1 semester of Android development.

All Android development is done in a software emulator; no physical devices are required.

Topics Covered

The first semester teaches students to write Java programs.

  • Data types and variables
  • Math and strings
  • Logical expressions and flow control
  • Writing functions
  • Debugging and exceptions
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance and polymorphism
  • GUI programs with Java Swing
  • Arrays and collections

The second semester builds on the student's Java skills to create Android apps.

  • Using Android development tools
  • Designing Android screens and layout
  • Getting Android user input
  • Android file system
  • Using images and dialogs
  • Creating menus and notifications
  • Messaging and networking
  • Creating home app widgets

Click on the Course Syllabus tab to see a complete list of topics.

Student Work

Students will complete hands-on coding projects in every chapter. Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.

  • Basic Java Coding

  • Designing Screens

  • Simple Programs

  • Reminder App

  • Weather App

  • Maelstrom Game

 

Android Programming meets standards for introductory smartphone development courses in a number of states. Click on the name of the state course to view alignments.

If you don't see your state listed, please contact us to discuss your requirements!


Arkansas

Course 465310 / 465320 - Mobile Application Development

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Ohio

Course 145020 - Computer and Mobile Applications

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This course requires a computer with the Windows or Mac operating systems.

Our course material and interactive online system can be accessed from any HTML5-compliant web browser on standard computers, laptops, or tablets with an Internet connection.

In order to complete hands-on projects, students will use a computer with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Mac OS version 10.7 or higher

No physical Android device or smartphone service is required for this course! All development is done in a free software emulator that runs on a computer.