Creating mobile apps with Android  Short Courses

Course Information

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Tuesday 3 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £490.00 CS2602 Enrolment Closed
Tuesday 1 May 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £490.00 CS2602 Apply Now

Course Content

The course Creating mobile apps with Android is a comprehensive, hands-on course for designing and deploying mobile applications for Android OS. Currently Android platform tops 88% share of smartphone sales and works across more than 328 million Android devices shipped worldwide. This is a step-by-step course that covers all steps from introduction to mobile development and the Android development platform to specific development topics related to the best features of Android SDK. The course focuses heavily on key development topics of Android programming such as user interfaces, threading, maps & location, services, sensors, media, networking, data persistence and more. Our students will get a comprehensive understanding of the Android development platform and will learn the skills required to develop and publish their own applications. Students will to practice their programming skills throughout the course and they will eventually develop their own Android application to publish in Google Play.

Tutor Info

Cosmin Stamate started programming on a ZX Spectrum clone aged 8. Self taught, he has been consulting in several areas of software engineering, from programming to architecture and web development, for over 10 years. He has a M.Sc. in Intelligent Technologies from Birkbeck, University of London where he took a particular interest in in artificial neural networks and evolutionary algorithms. Some of his industry roles include data analyst (on a consulting basis) for Tesco and Schroders. Currently he is working towards a hybrid Ph.D. which bridges the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck; the Ph.D. is focused on developing novel deep learning algorithms that model certain cognitive and behavioural processes. He is also an active member of the Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development and Birkbeck Babylab where he applies state-of-the-art machine learning to electroencephalogram data.


Successful completion of Java 1: Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Part 1 and Java 2: Object-oriented programming with Java, Part 2 or knowledge of topics therein.

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