How to Make an Android App for Entrepreneurs

Android App Development by Example

1. Why make Android apps? One of the first things to consider when starting a technology project is the platform it will run on. What are the advantages of creating an Android app? Are there a lot of people using these devices today? The answer in this case is yes. According to Forbes.com, the use … Read moreHow to Make an Android App for Entrepreneurs

Create a Virtual Pet Game with HTML5

Create a Mobile Virtual Pet Game with HTML5

Intro Once upon a time, kids used to play with real, “flesh and bone” animals like dogs, cats and hamsters. Today’s kids play with elaborated algorithms that simulate living beings and carry out actions such as eating, playing and even popping. We call these misguided inventions “virtual pets”. I’m exaggerating. Kids still play with real … Read moreCreate a Virtual Pet Game with HTML5

Create a Mobile HTML5 Farming Game

farming mobile html5 game with limejs

Intro Over the last few years, HTML5 has come out as a great alternative to develop cross-platform app using a single code base. A HTML5 app can run on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry.. and of course good old Desktop. For amateurs and professional developers it’s quite easy to get started with HTML5 (which comprises … Read moreCreate a Mobile HTML5 Farming Game

Create a Mobile HTML5 RPG for Beginners

Mobile HTML5 RPG with LimeJS

Intro In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a (very) simple RPG demo that works in all HTML5 supporting platforms, using the Open Source Javascript framework LimeJS. This framework allows you to quickly create simple games that work regardless of the screen resolution of your device (laptop, phone, tv). You can play these … Read moreCreate a Mobile HTML5 RPG for Beginners

Android App Development by Example (FREE course)

Android App Development by Example

Update: this is an old post, the free course is no longer available (it was for an older version of Android)

This training course will guide you through the creation of a social+geolocated Android app that integrates with Facebook, Twitter and the Google Maps API. The course is taught by Mohit Deshpande, Android App Trainer and Java developer, and was created in collaboration with Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of Zenva.

Things you will learn in this course:

  • Installing the Android SDK and setting up Eclipse for Android app development.
  • Creation and file structure of an Android project.
  • Using SQLite databases in your mobile apps.
  • Create professional User Interfaces such as menus, buttons and action bar menus.
  • Organize your code using the Model-View-Controller pattern and other industry best practices.
  • Make your apps social using the Facebook and Twitter SDK’s
  • Add location to your app using the Google Maps API
  • Deploy your app and publish it to the Google Playstore

There are PDF summary guides for each chapter with the key points and UML diagrams of the classes showcased in the videos.

You will also get the full source code of the Social Notes app, which you can use as a starting point for your own projects!

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