Introduction to Android development – 22 June 2013


This course was initially scheduled for the 4th of May and has now been rescheduled for the 22nd of June


This workshop, presented by Toby Kurien and Dr Schalk Heunis, will introduce you to Android development. All the basic concepts pertaining to Android development are covered, such that you will be able to create your own internet-connected apps. During the workshop you will build a simple Twitter client.

Course Contents
On the completion of this workshop, the delegates will have an understanding of :
* App icon, drawables
* Android Manifest file
* Activity, UI layout vs code
* Toasts, LogCat, Exception handling
* Layouts: landscape, portrait, etc.
* UI building, LinearLayout, layout weights
* Resources: strings, arrays, colours, dimens
* ListView and Adapter
* Multi-threading, UI Thread, AsyncTask, Runnable
* HttpUrlConnection and JSON parsing
* Menu items and Intents
* Dialogs

Date / Time

The course is from 9:00 – 16:00 on 22 June 2013


House4Hack in Centurion – 4 Burger Ave, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion


R1200 (40% discount available for House4Hack members – please chat to Toby at a Tuesday meetup) – this price includes snacks during the workshop and  lunch.


You will need to have experience with Java or a similar modern object-orientated language. Please bring a laptop with the latest Android Development Toolkit installed. For download and installation instructions visit 


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