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Android is an open Java-based platform to use for developing mobile apps. Do you believe mobile computing is the wave of the future? We do!

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Coroutine-First Android Architecture w/ Rick Busarow

Chicago Kotlin User Group x Android ListenersHosted at GrubHub, July 17Coroutines are the new hot stuff, and right now they’re being added to lots of libraries. But what if you don’t want to use an…Continue

Tags: coroutines, android, kotlin

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jul 20, 2019.

Android Class at Valencia College 3 Replies

We are having an Android App Development class at Valencia starting in August (East campus).  It is COP 2660, and has a pre-requisite of COP2800 Java Programming, or permission of instructor.  There…Continue

Tags: Education, Programming, Android

Started by Colin Archibald. Last reply by Jackie Gleason Jan 31, 2013.

Java applets on android tablets 1 Reply

Does anyone own one of the android java-based tablets? If you do, how does it compare to an iPad, and does it properly run java applets and applications? Do you need to install everything through a…Continue

Tags: applet, java, neelands, tablet, android

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Colin Archibald Sep 6, 2011.

Insanely Great Social Hooks and Innovation on this iPhone/Android App

 EveryTrail impresses as a well thought out app with GPS, multimedia and social integration. Not only is it well coded and solid, but the marketing is to the point and clear as well. I like how they…Continue

Tags: mobile, objective-c, travel, iphone, gps

Started by Michael Levin Dec 13, 2010.

Gainesville Mobile Programming Group

Would it be an interest in a gainesville Mobile programming group? Idea is to include android, blackberry, iphone, palm, symbian, and anything else I missed.

Started by Mauricio Tavares Oct 27, 2010.

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Comment by Rajil Sajila on September 23, 2011 at 4:23am
Can I dive in android even without tating any java baisc rules ?
Comment by Kevin Neelands on September 7, 2011 at 9:28am
Colin - consider teaching that class somewhere in Gainesville!  I'll check out the links and books you recommend.  Also, here's hoping Apple will decide to add the Android-style Java to the iPad!
Comment by John Considine on September 7, 2011 at 9:20am

Thanks Colin.  I was just looking at Android books this weekend and was wondering which ones were better than the others. 

Comment by Colin Archibald on September 6, 2011 at 10:24pm

I'm teaching an Android class at Valencia.  I created a set of type-along videos to help people get started.... you can look at them here:

http://faculty.valenciacollege.edu/colin_archibald/androidprogrammi...

I also can recommend commonsware.com for some e-books that are a pretty reasonable price, and well written. 

 

Comment by Rajil Sajila on September 6, 2011 at 11:12am

Looking for Andoid ebooks for dummies for free !

Please Need Any Help From You!

Comment by Glen Welch on February 15, 2011 at 11:49am
Reading Android Applications for Dummies currently and it is a pretty darn good guide for beginners.  Granted I'm n00b at development.
Comment by Mauricio Tavares on October 27, 2010 at 8:53am
Justin, the Android is not *really* open source. It is close but there is a lot of the OS that is not being published. And its multitasking is, well, interesting.

Still, I too get rather annoyed trying to get objective-C.
Comment by Mauricio Tavares on October 27, 2010 at 8:51am
I have been tossing the idea to have some kind of Android (or just all smartphone/PDAs) group locally, but I have yet to gauge the interest.
Comment by Pedro Ruiz on October 27, 2010 at 2:19am
Justin, I'm teaching myself Android development. Currently working on two sample projects. One is a weather app and the other is a news reader. Yes, there's a bunch of those out there already but they are good starting points for learning the platform, SQLite and XML parsing.
Comment by Justin Griffin on April 2, 2010 at 10:39pm
Just wondering if anyone out there is actively developing on Android? I'm developing applications for it at work (lucky me) for some R&D. I have to say, after tearing my hair out over Objective-C (iPhone), Android is a breath of fresh air.

Java vs Objective-C
Open Source vs Strict Licensing/Barriers to Entry
Multi-tasking vs Single App

What's not to love? Not to mention custom ROMs and "root"-ing your phone for opening native Linux shells.
 

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