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Android Development

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Event Details

09:30 – 17:00
Cloth Hall Court, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University
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Very informative and enjoyable.

Attendee review, 5 December 2014

Are you keen to learn how to build an app? Do you want to have a go at building Android apps? 

This course provides an introduction to budding developers in understanding Android app development and the tools provided by Google to help get you started.

During the two days you will learn Android programming, looking at the basic Application structure using Android Studio (the latest IDE). 

This course will help you improve your software development knowledge and will provide you with a good understanding of Android development.

Suitable for

This course is for beginners who are happy with looking at computer code and software development environments. 

The course is not an in depth look at Android APIS but will use simple applications as examples to look at the issues of developing for multiple devices and versions of Android. As such it is suited to new developers with little or no experience of Android to more advanced developers looking to find solutions for these types of problems. With its focus on Android Studio it will also benefit Android developers with experience of Eclipse looking to make the move over.


Not required. However please bear in mind that you will be seeing lots of code. If you don’t like seeing code, then maybe the course isn’t for you. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure.



(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)


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Course Outline

Plus Icon Day 1 - Android and development tools 
  • What is Android?
  • Working with Android Studio.
  • Gradle.
  • Activities and their lifecycle.
Plus Icon Day 2 - Issues with developing for multiple devices
Through case examples, issues with multi-platform development will be looked at. For example:

  • Screen size and area.
  • User experience and expectations.
  • Which version.
  • Making best use of tools.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to develop an app using Android Studio, gaining confidence to work with the Android software and can start building your own basic applications.

Attending the course

We are open from 09:00. 

Refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.

All the materials you will need will be provided.

Training facilities

We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.

Trainer & Reviews

Patrick Ingham

Patrick is a senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett. He has been a lecturing at the University since 2002 and has worked as a trainer at NTI since 2007. He has an MSc in Virtual Environments and delivers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Computing in the fields of Mobile Development, User Design and Games Development.

He originally delivered courses in Flash and ActionScript, but he now works on real-world Android applications through the Leeds Beckett App Studio developing mobile or web based software to the commercial market. He has delivered courses to Broadcom, BBC and Yorkshire Post through NTI.

Course Reviews

Very informative and enjoyable.

Attendee review, 5 December 2014

Very helpful tutor and good working environment. Would like to come back for further courses when possible.

Attendee review, 18 December 2013

Great building and facilities

Attendee review, 18 September 2013