Why Android Development?

Android application developers are in short supply and the demand for mobile continues to grow with the need to create applications to interface with IoT devices and enterprise back-end cloud services.

Demand for Android Apps Continues to Grow

As the number of mobile devices running Android continues to surge the demand and need for Android developers will continue to grow. More people have access to a smartphone than ever before covering high to low-income earners and even the unemployed. This along with the geographic spread of Android users makes targeting the customer or region that meets your products creates a massive market for your application.

Any major service without a companion Android app is dead. Instagram, Uber, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Twitter are just some of the examples of the apps millions of people use every day.

Android Developer Training

Jumping Bean has been running Android training for 10 years. Our Android training courses cover:

Our clients include enterprises and small businesses as well as individuals wishing to enhance existing skills or pivot existing skills to remain relevant in the ever-changing world of technology. 

 

Hands-On, Instructor Lead Training

Our instructors have years of experience developing mobile applications and Android apps in particular. Our hands-on classes equip students with real-world skills that enable them to immediately start developing applications
We deliver training on-premise or off-site depending on our client's requirements. If you have custom Android training needs speak to us as we are happy to customise or develop new courses for your needs.

Cloud Services Training

We also offer training in Amazon Web Services (AWS)  which is of interest to any Android developer with the need to create back-end services for mobile applications.

Android Fundamentals Training

Android Fundamentals is an excellent course for mobile development, especially for those who are new to the Android platform or mobile development in general. This course provides a solid foundation in the core concepts of Android development, including the Android platform, user interface design with Jetpack Compose, data persistence with Jetpack, networking with Retrofit and Coroutines, navigation with Jetpack Navigation Component, background processing with WorkManager, and testing and debugging. By taking this course, students can develop a strong understanding of these fundamental concepts, which are essential for creating high-quality Android apps that meet industry standards.

Moreover, this course covers important topics such as app distribution and marketing, which can help students learn how to monetize and promote their apps. Additionally, the course is designed to be hands-on, meaning that students can learn by doing and create their own Android apps along the way. By the end of the course, students should have a solid foundation in Android development that they can build on, whether they want to continue learning more advanced Android development concepts or focus on developing apps for other mobile platforms. Overall, Android Fundamentals is an excellent course for anyone who wants to start their journey in mobile development and build their skills in Android development.

Android Fundamentals Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Android Development
    • Overview of the Android platform
    • Setting up the development environment
    • Creating a simple Android app
    • Introduction to Kotlin programming language
  • Module 2: Android User Interface Design with Jetpack Compose
    • Introduction to Jetpack Compose
    • Creating a Composable function
    • Building layouts with Compose
    • Working with themes and styles
    • Creating custom Composables
  • Module 3: Android Data Persistence with Jetpack
    • Introduction to Jetpack DataStore
    • Working with Room Database
    • Accessing data with LiveData and ViewModel
    • Creating custom data sources
  • Module 4: Android Networking with Retrofit and Coroutines
    • Introduction to Retrofit library
    • Making network requests with Retrofit
    • Introduction to Coroutines for asynchronous programming
    • Combining Retrofit and Coroutines to make asynchronous network requests
  • Module 5: Android Navigation with Jetpack Navigation Component
    • Introduction to Navigation Component
    • Building navigation graphs
    • Navigating between screens
    • Passing data between screens
    • Handling back and up navigation
  • Module 6: Android Background Processing with WorkManager
    • Introduction to WorkManager
    • Scheduling and running background tasks
    • Working with constraints and tags
    • Handling task result and cancellation
  • Module 7: Android Testing and Debugging
    • Introduction to Android testing
    • Writing unit tests and instrumented tests
    • Debugging Android apps with Android Studio
    • Using Android Profiler to analyze app performance
  • Module 8: Publishing and Distributing Android Apps
    • Preparing an app for release
    • Creating a signed APK
    • Publishing to Google Play Store
    • Best practices for app distribution and marketing

Android Advanced Training

Our Android Advanced training course is a great fit for developers who have already mastered the basics of Android app development and are looking to take their skills to the next level. With a focus on cutting-edge technologies like Jetpack Compose, Coroutines, and WorkManager, this course will provide participants with the knowledge and tools they need to build high-quality, modern Android apps that are both performant and easy to maintain.

Over the course of the training, participants will learn advanced concepts like building custom Composables, working with Room Database and LiveData, integrating network requests with Retrofit and Coroutines, and optimizing app performance with WorkManager. They will also gain valuable experience with debugging and testing Android apps, as well as best practices for publishing and distributing them to users. By the end of the course, participants will have a deep understanding of how to build complex, scalable Android apps using the latest tools and technologies, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.

Career prospects for participants who complete our Android Advanced training course are promising, with many opportunities available in the field of mobile app development. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. In particular, demand for mobile app developers is expected to be strong as more and more businesses invest in creating mobile apps to reach customers and enhance their digital presence. By completing our Android Advanced training course, participants will be well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities and build a successful career in mobile app development.

Advanced Android Development Training Course Outline

Module 1: Advanced Kotlin Programming

  • Functional programming in Kotlin
  • Advanced object-oriented programming in Kotlin
  • Type-safe builders and DSLs
  • Advanced features of the Kotlin language

Module 2: Advanced Android User Interface Design

  • Advanced layout techniques with ConstraintLayout
  • Custom view creation and styling
  • Animation and transition effects
  • Material Design and theming

Module 3: Advanced Android Architecture Components

  • Advanced use cases for ViewModel and LiveData
  • Using Data Binding for MVVM architecture
  • Advanced use cases for Room Database
  • Using WorkManager with Architecture Components

Module 4: Advanced Android Networking

  • Advanced use cases for Retrofit library
  • Handling errors and exceptions in network requests
  • Using Coroutines for parallel network requests
  • Building custom HTTP clients with OkHttp

Module 5: Advanced Android Performance Tuning

  • Memory management and profiling
  • Performance profiling and optimization
  • Advanced use cases for Android Profiler
  • Debugging performance issues in Android apps

Module 6: Advanced Android Testing and Debugging

  • Advanced use cases for Android testing
  • Using Espresso for UI testing
  • Using Mockito for unit testing
  • Debugging and profiling Android apps with ADB

Module 7: Advanced Android App Security

  • Securing user data with Android Keystore
  • Using App Bundles for secure app distribution
  • Advanced use cases for Android Permissions
  • Securing network connections with TLS/SSL

Module 8: Advanced Android App Deployment

  • Advanced use cases for Google Play Console
  • Using Firebase for app analytics and crash reporting
  • Advanced use cases for In-App Billing and Subscriptions
  • Advanced app distribution techniques

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