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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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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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