Chariot Solutions, my new employer, has a nifty day of learning called Chariot Day. This Saturday, Charioteers will give 45 minute presentations on a broad spectrum of topics, including enterprise Java techniques, mobile, and Arduinos.
It’s an immersive 45 minute dive into Android. At the end of the session the students will have a simple Doctor Who app. The app displays a Tardis and greeting. Clicking on the Tardis takes you inside with a separate greeting. Clicking on the inside of the Tardis shows your favorite Doctor Who quote. I also created a tablet version with these two views side by side.
It’ll cover these foundation topics:
- XML layouts
- Themes, styles, drawables, & strings
- Click/event handling
- Starting a new activity
- Specifying an icon for the app
- Fragments & tablet version (if time)
This session works best if the participants have already installed the SDK and have a physical or virtual device. If the class is for total beginners, I’d start with a 45 minute SDK download and installation session.
By the way, here’s my favorite pics for the app: