Course detail

Android Programming

FSI-0PAAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course "Programming for Android" allows students, who are already able to program in object-oriented languages, to gain skills to develop applications for the Android operating system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Creating of applications for Android operating system.


Knowledge of programming in any object oriented programming language (e.g. C ++, C#), preferably Java.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Lacko Ľ.: Vývoj aplikací pro Android, Computer Press, Brno, 2015 (CS)
Android – API Guides:, 2015 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in form of seminars. The basic principles are explained first and then practiced with examples.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditional on an active attendance at seminars.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to master the basics of Android applications programming.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at the seminars is controlled. An absence can be compensated for via solving given problems.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BO1-P Bachelor's

    branch B-OBN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-AIŘ , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch M-AIŘ , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


– Introduction, Android operating system, integrated development environments
– The first application, project structure, basic application components
– Activity and its life cycle, Intents, data exchange
– Layouts, design of user interface
– User interaction
– Lists of objects, Fragments
– Resources, using of resources
– Data saving, SQLite database
– Home screen widget application
– Graphics, Multimedia
– Integrated sensors
– Services and Broadcasts, ContentProvider