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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

This module presents our pedagogic approach and demonstrates the kind of applications you will be able to build at the end of the course.

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1 video (Total 4 min), 8 readings
8 readings
Overview of the Course3m
Course’s Grading Policy1m
Your Motivation(s)1m
Hello, World!1m
About the Exemplars1m
Music Tutor App10m
MOOC Motivation App10m
Birth Date App10m
5 hours to complete

Create the Storyboard for Your Application

In this module you will design your personalized app from a user's perspective. We will show you elements you can combine in your design, and how to document it to get feedback from prospective users or to organize your thoughts. If you get stuck on the quiz or peer-reviewed assignment, you should post on the Discussion Forum to ask for help. And if you finish early, we hope you'll go there to help your fellow classmates as well. To get started, please jump into the first lesson below!

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3 videos (Total 15 min), 14 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Layout: organize the views on your screens5m
Add actions5m
14 readings
What will you do in this module?1m
Notice about source code1m
Block 1: Buttons and Toast10m
Block 2: Clickable List in two Languages10m
Block 3: Layouts10m
Block 4: Playing Sounds (and Using a Switch)10m
Block 5: Saving Preferences (and Radio Buttons)10m
Block 6: Images (and Slider)10m
Block 7: Web Pages10m
Block 8: From one activity to the next10m
Block 9: SMS10m
Wireframes, Mockups and Prototypes10m
Favorite Tools?1m
General Rubric: Qualities of an Android App10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz about Activities and GUI18m
Quiz about Application Design12m
Week
2
28 minutes to complete

Install Tools, Create HelloWorld App

This module guides you in the development of an Android application using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). First it points you to the right place to install the Android Studio IDE and the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Next it walks you through the steps of using them to create a basic "Hello World" application and it describes how to transfer the application for execution on a physical Android device and on an emulator. At the end of the module you will be familiar with Android tools.

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1 video (Total 16 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Basic Knowledge about Android12m
2 hours to complete

Build Your First Interactive Application

In this module you associate for the first time a graphical user interface with an activity controlling it, resulting in a first interactive application. We will re-use this same schema next week when developing the 9 apps presented in week 2 (and so will your personalized app).

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1 video (Total 18 min), 2 quizzes
1 practice exercise
Create an interactive application6m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Toward Your Application, Step-By-Step

This module spans 2 weeks. This week, we walk you step by step in the development of 5 of the basic building blocks.

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7 videos (Total 81 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Block 1 Step-by-Step: part 22m
Block 1 Step-by-Step: part 39m
Block 2 Step-by-Step18m
Block 3 Step-by-Step12m
Block 4 Step-by-Step8m
Block 5 Step-by-Step16m
8 readings
How to use these lessons1m
Source code for block 1 - part 110m
Source code for block 1 - part 210m
Source code for block 1 - part 310m
Source code for block 210m
Source code for block 310m
Source code for block 410m
Source code for block 510m
5 practice exercises
block 128m
block 212m
block 3: layouts12m
block 418m
block 58m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

Transform Your Storyboard Into Actual Application

In this second part of the module, we develop the remaining 4 basic building blocks. All you have to do after that is to combine them to transform your idea of application into executable code!

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4 videos (Total 43 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
4 videos
Block 7 Step-by-Step13m
Block 8 Step-by-Step12m
Block 9 Step-by-Step9m
7 readings
Source code for block 610m
Source code for block 710m
Source code for block 810m
Warning1m
Source code for block 910m
Activity Life Cycle (and Crtl+F11, and telnet to emulator)10m
Log10m
6 practice exercises
block 66m
block 710m
block 88m
block 96m
Life Cycle and Log20m
Final Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Build Your First Android App (Project-Centered Course)

By RBApr 19th 2016

I very much enjoyed this course. It gave a great introduction to Android programming for those who don't know any android programming to start with. I recommend this course as a place to start.

By APMar 28th 2016

excellent course to get started in android. helps build basic blocks that can then be used to develop more complex apps as well as know where to search for more info. great job!!!

Instructors

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Dr. Virginie Galtier

Associate Professor
Computer Science
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Michel Ianotto

Associate Professor
Computer Science

About CentraleSupélec

CentraleSupélec is the result of the merger of the Ecole Centrale Paris and the Supélec. The collaboration between the two Colleges of engineering begun in 1969 with the introduction of the joint competitive entrance exam. Since 2009, the Ecole Centrale Paris and Supélec have continually strengthened their partnerships and collaborations with the aim of encompassing the whole of their activities (engineering education, research and post graduate programs) and confirmed their shared values of excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization and leadership. Today CentraleSupélec aims to become a reference in the field of engineering and systems sciences and a leading engineering College in the area of higher education and research, ranked amongst the best institutions in the world. ...

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