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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)
Hyperion Development has partnered with Google to bring you this introductory Android app development course. Start off with the basics and you’ll continue to progress, building more innovative applications as you do so! This course will not just enable you to become a proficient app developer, but will give you all the skills you require to become a well seasoned software developer.
By the end of the course you will be able to develop software in Java and XML, learn the fundamental application components and User Interface (UI) design, build and deploy your apps in Android Studio, create and manage databases, design and create a music player, deal with mobile networking, and third party libraries to add functionality to your apps and apply the best practices for app efficiency, code readability, testing, memory and power management.
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It's What's Appening
Start learning about just how you can access the world's largest mobile market through Android. We'll be looking at how to make simple apps and the fundamentals of how to create functional displays and reactive software our users can interact with, bypassing any language or impairments barriers our users may have experienced.
We start examining the basic building blocks and features of the Android system, such as how to access the resources nestled inside of files, how to move around in our apps through Intents and Activities, and learn about the lifecycles of our Activities through the different stages of their existence in our app. We then learn about interacting with the world outside of our app, including other apps and the internet.
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Embark upon the journey of mobile development, a new and cutting-edge front in technology. Android provides the tools for you to do so and we’ll teach you everything you need to become a confident mobile developer.
With the over 1 billion active devices and 65 billion app downloads between August 2010 to May 2016. The android app development market is the biggest mobile software market and continues to grow daily. Android app developers have highly rewarding careers, with high salaries and flexible employment prospects. As a qualified developer you have the opportunity to be independent by developing and monetizing your own apps on the Play Store.
Up to 80% of all current software development jobs in South Africa and internationally require at least one of Python, Java, C#, as well as IOS or Android app development. App development is a field in software development that is in high demand.
Prior programming experience requirements
- It is required that you complete the Java Essentials course before embarking upon this course as it will sufficiently prepare you for this course.
- You are motivated to learn and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.
- You have no problems communicating fluently in written (and spoken) English.
- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, downloading and installing software and saving files.
- Note that this course is considered an advanced course, as you will be dealing with complex concepts and as a result will need to be confident in your ability to already code at a basic level.
Equipment and Technologies
- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection.*
- It is required that you have a computer with at least a dual core processor and 4GB of memory.
- An installation guide of Android studio which you need for the software development will be provided.
- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.
*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.
Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
Most companies have budgets for employee training - just ask your HR department or manager!
We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.