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[Workshop] Introduction to Mobile App Development with Android

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Ever wanted to translate your idea into an app but don’t know where to start? In our recent workshop,  our instructor Laura Brandon brought 10 ladies  through their first steps in learning about Android App Development.

Android is a Linux-based, open source mobile operating system developed by Google. Applications developed on Android are written in the Java programming language, and due to the open nature,  anyone can develop Android apps!
Our workshop was led by Laura Brandon. Laura is a software engineer from NEC and an avid innovator. Currently Singapore-based, she began her career in New Zealand and is pursuing her dream of working abroad.

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We began with a round of introductions, talking about the motivations behind learning about Android. Laura has created several Android applications including a human-to-dog matching app for Fox Network’s star dog trainer, Cesar Millan and also augmented reality ‘smart glasses’ conducting facial recognition!

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We cosied together at National Design Centre on Sunday, 14th June and were given a high level introduction to mobile app development. Participants got to start  on the Android Studio platform (a tool for Android development), and walk participants through the development of their first Android app – a temperature conversion app!

Here are more photos from the workshop: 

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Before we started, a round of introductions to get to know one another.

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Following the tutorial to complete the app.

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Thank you also to our coaches for their help! This is Andrew 🙂

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We had a great time with you ladies! You can watch the introduction and tutorial walk through in the video recorded by Engineers.sg

If you missed this workshop, check out the introduction slides and instructions to download Android Studio and JDK prepared by Laura.

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