Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers

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About this course: This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm. Students will work incrementally on a hands-on project involving a material design-based RSS reader app. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming as…

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About this course: This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm. Students will work incrementally on a hands-on project involving a material design-based RSS reader app. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming assignments with Java and Android.

Created by:  Vanderbilt University
  • Taught by:  Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Program

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


MOOC Overview
This module provides an introduction to the contents of the MOOC and summarizes effective learning strategies. Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.


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  1. Video: MOOC 3 Overview
  2. Reading: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and PDF Versions of Slides
  3. Video: Module Introduction
  4. Video: MOOC Contents, Organization, and Learning Strategies (Part 1)
  5. Video: MOOC Contents, Organization, and Learning Strategies (Part 2)
  6. Video: Overview of Layered Architectures
  7. Video: Primary and Secondary Storage Mechanisms
  8. Video: Kernel IPC and Processing Mechanisms
  9. Video: Android Kernel Extensions
  10. Video: An Introduction to Key Concepts
  11. Video: Android Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)
  12. Video: Android Runtime: Execution Environments
  13. Video: Android Runtime: Core and Native Libraries
  14. Video: Overview of Object-Oriented Frameworks
  15. Video: Service Frameworks and Packaged Apps

Graded: Module 1 - Overview of the Android App Components

WEEK 2


Android Started and Bound Services
Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.


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  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Overview of Android Services (Part 1)
  3. Video: Overview of Android Services (Part 2)
  4. Video: Overview to Android Services (Part 3)
  5. Video: Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 1)
  6. Video: Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 2)
  7. Video: Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 3)
  8. Video: The IntentService Framework
  9. Video: Service Deployment and Communication Models
  10. Video: Case Study: PingPongReceiverService App
  11. Peer Review: Peer Review: Peer Review: Assignment 1: IntentServices (Optional)

Graded: Module 2 - Started and Bound Services

WEEK 3


Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC)
Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.


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  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Overview of Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC) (Part 1)
  3. Video: Overview of Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC) (Part 2)
  4. Video: Service and Activity Communication Via Android Messengers (Part 1)
  5. Video: Service and Activity Communication Via Android Messengers (Part 2)
  6. Video: Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 1)
  7. Video: Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 2)
  8. Video: Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 3)
  9. Video: Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 4)
  10. Video: Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 1)
  11. Video: Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 2)
  12. Video: Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 3)
  13. Video: Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 4)
  14. Peer Review: Peer Review: Assignment 2: IntentService & Messages (Optional)

Graded: Module 3 - Android: Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC)

WEEK 4


Android Content Providers
Learning objectives are presented in the Module Introduction video lecture.


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  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Overview of Content Providers & Content Resolvers (Part 1)
  3. Video: Overview of Content Providers & Content Resolvers (Part 2)
  4. Video: Overview of SQLite (Part 1)
  5. Video: Overview of SQLite (Part 2)
  6. Video: Developing a Content Provider (Part 1)
  7. Video: Developing a Content Provider (Part 2)
  8. Video: Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 1)
  9. Video: Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 2)
  10. Video: Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 3)
  11. Peer Review: Assignment 3: Content Providers (Optional)

Graded: Module 4 - Android Content Providers
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