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Android Application Development for Teachers


Registration for this seminar requires approval. You will be sent a confirming email from the registrar. This five day course introduces developing applications for Android devices. All the required software is free, including the Android emulator. It is not necessary to own an Android device, though the applications developed in the course can be deployed to one. After preliminaries with Google Docs and Google Maps, we take up Android layout and input widgets, both in XML and programmatically; menus and dialogs; gesture detection; graphics and the Android drawing API; database access with SQLite and file IO; location-based services geo-location; and device dependency issues. Teachers will be provided with lecture and lab materials to use in an introductory class for Android Application Development. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Java and Eclipse or willingness to learn them quickly is assumed. Instructor: Mike Bertrand is a member of the Information Technology Department at Madison Area Technical College and has taught there for 27 years, specializing in Internet programming for adult students through the Internet Developer Certificate http://nonagon.org/matc-certificate/certificate.html. He teaches classes in Javascript, Java, Ajax, Flash ActionScript programming, PHP and MySQL, Drupal, and Android programming. Organization Info: CSSIA www.cssia.org


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1802 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704



Start Date

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

End Date

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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Contact Name

Curt Chambers

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