The Louisville Digital Association and LVL1, Louisville's official makerspace, are joining forces to distribute some mobile app development wisdom with our first collaborative Idea to Execution workshop from 7 to 10 pm on Feb. 16 at LVL1, 814 East Broadway.
How (and Why) to Build an Android OS Application is two events in one: The opening portion features a brief overview of making the business case for a mobile application, the must-have features any professional mobile app should include, and the landmines to avoid when taking your mobile application from concept to deliverable. Following the 30-minute best-practices seminar, attendees will engage in a two-hour hands-on workshop to develop a functioning Android App.
That's right, attendees of the Feb. 2011 LDA event will leave the session with a functioning Android application they coded themselves. A $10 cover charge and a functioning laptop are required to participate in the hands-on session.
Seating for the Idea to Execution Android App Workshop is limited to 15, so sign up now. The in-person event is targeted at experienced developers looking to get some firsthand exposure to Android development. However, for non-coders and overflow attendees, the business-case portion of the seminar will be live-streamed online. Stay tuned for details on how to catch that broadcast.
Thus, coders can get hands-on training, and everyone else gets a crash course in Android planning from the comfort of their computer screen. Seats are disappearing fast, so sign up now for the workshop. (If enough interest is shown in the initial workshop, we'll arrange some repeat sessions to accommodate additional developers.)
Details and schedule for the workshop are listed below:
For this workshop, please bring a laptop to use with the Android SDK installed in advance if possible. Follow the Android SDK installation instructions detailed here. If you have trouble installing the SDK, we can help troubleshoot the installation at 7pm before the workshop begins.
- 7:00pm – Meet and greet, Eclipse and Android SDK help
7:30pm – Mobile app case lessons presentation from Jay Garmon
8:00pm – LVL1 Android Development Workshop led by Mike Borsuk
– Android intro / history / OS architecture overview
– API overview
– Development tools overview / setup
– Build / deploy 'Hello World' sample app to emulator and device
– Give users choice of a few sample apps to build and deploy, help with customizations for interested users
– Optional: display and discuss a custom hardware platform running running android as well as some commodity devices running custom Android builds
For any questions about this workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org.