Learning Android development

I ended school last week with my thesis submission and presentation. Yes I am done with school! I am done with the three year Bachelor course in interactive art at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Now that I’ve graduated and have not found a proper full time job, I decided to do some freelance work. One of them would be something I have not done before – I have decided to embark on my first mobile phone app development project on the Android platform. I am helping a friend to create a weight loss app for a token fee. I am treating it as a learning experience and hopefully I will be able to complete it with some help from my ex-classmates.

I came across a good online tutorial for introducing this topic. I found it from the open culture website that curates the best free learning resources online. It is actually a real course taught at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, USA, a highly rated technology institution. I have found the materials well-organised and I like the videos and the way the professor (David Fisher) talks and presents his stuff. All course materials can be found here.

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I’m taking the plunge into this course! In addition to this awesome online course, there is of course the official Android developer guide and an excellent blog called ‘Think Android‘.