Register now for basic Android app development course

There’s an Android app for that at Northeast State. Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions will offer an eight-week short course on basic Android app development from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. The course will be taught at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market St. in downtown Kingsport.

app_androidThis course is well suited for individuals looking to gain an understanding of the process required to create an Android app including hardware capabilities, software design, development of graphics, and writing code. Each participant will develop his or her own app for personal or professional use.

To receive a certificate, participants must be present for 80 percent of the course, complete all homework assignments, and develop a functional app.

A brief outline of course content follows:
9/30 – Introduction to Android: Participants will learn about the Android operating system and the various hardware types used through the Android ecosystem.

10/7 – Functional Planning: Participants will sketch out the function of their applications through the use of flow charts, storyboard, and mind mapping.

10/14 – Mock-up/Sketching: Content is geared toward the aesthetic design of the application. Tools will be used to develop a graphical representation of the app and aesthetic elements will be created.

10/21 – Overview of Eclipse: Participants will start exploring the Eclipse IDE and the technical process behind coding for Android development.

10/28, 11/4, 11/11 – App Coding: Participants will continue using Eclipse to developing their applications.

11/18 – Fit and Finish: Participants will complete their app and fine tune remaining details. A discussion of app store submission will take place.

The cost of the course is $195 and the registration deadline is Sept. 22. Students may register online at www.northeaststate.edu/workforcesolutions or contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or dlharrison@NortheastState.edu.

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