Android Building Blocks

Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 255
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(3.39, 18 ratings)

Learn how to build an Android application using its building blocks: Activities, Services, Receivers and Providers. In this example-driven tutorial, you will learn what Android building blocks are and their characteristics. Next, we’ll design an application using these blocks and explain their interaction. Finally, you will build this application. Code snippets will be provided to you as well as a preconfigured environment so that you can be productive right away (laptop required).

By the end of this tutorial, you should know how an Android application works and what component serves what purpose. You will also know how to tackle designing your own application and where to look for further resources.

This tutorial is taught by Marko Gargenta, creator of Marakana Android Series and author of Learning Android book published by O’Reilly Media.

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Marko Gargenta


Building Twitter @University; Co-founded Marakana (acquired by Twitter); Author of Learning Android and Android Bootcamp; Five times speaker at OSCON

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Ryan VanSickle
07/28/2011 10:02am PDT

Thanks this was a good primer to the components

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Christopher Neugebauer
07/27/2011 4:53am PDT

Content was very thorough, but delivery was quite dry.

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John Fitzpatrick
07/25/2011 5:05am PDT

I’m new to Android, and I learned a lot in this session. This was a good session to start the conference.