Friday, 7 December 2012

Workshop on Android App Development

The SIGIS is going to organize a workshop on Android app development.

Topics to be covered:
  • Session 1: Application Fundamentals
  • Session 2: User Interface and Navigation
  • Session 3: Communication between app and server, QR Code Scanning & Location Service
Session 1 will be held on Dec 27, 2012 (Thu)  10:00-13:00 at RRS 638.
Session 2# will be held on Dec 28, 2012 (Fri)    10:00-13:00 at RRS 638.
Session 3# will be held on Dec 31, 2012 (Mon) 10:00-13:00 at RRS 638.

To know more about the workshop, please refer to the Event or Resource page.

If you are interested, please register at http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~sigis/android/ asap.
Registration Deadline: Dec 23, 2012 (Sun) 23:59 Closed.

Notes:
- Seats are limited, priority will be given to students who will work on Android related projects.
- Confirmation email have been sent to students who have registered successfully on Dec 24, 2012.

It is highly recommended to bring an Android device (and the connection cable) to the workshop for testing the apps in both session 2 and 3.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Hong Kong Mobile AppSanity 2012


A Mobile App Contest named "Hong Kong Mobile AppSanity 2012" begins registration now.

For details, please visit the contest page at 
http://www.mobileappsanity.com 

P.S. Registration deadline: 2012-06-30

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

MTR App Talent Quest


There is an App Contest held by MTR Corporation.(Grand Prize: HKD 100,000)

For details, please visit the MTR App Talent Quest page at http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/whatsnew/appcontest.html

P.S. Enrollment deadline: 2012-06-15

Friday, 27 January 2012

Migrate your menu buttons to the action bar

Starting from Android 3.x and 4.x, you are encouraged to use the action bar instead of menu buttons to display relevant options to users. There is a new post in Android developer blog which talks about this change as well as the implementation.

You may take a look at http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/01/say-goodbye-to-menu-button.html in conjunction with our sample "Improved UXP example - ICS". Set the android:minSdkVersion="8" or even lower if you would like to try this sample in older platform.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Android Design

For those who are going to develop your Android apps, please take a look at "Android Design" section http://developer.android.com/design/index.html which helps you to create a good app especially for Android 4.0.

If you have experience in other mobile platforms development, you are also recommended to read this page http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/pure-android.html to avoid mimic the UI designs used in other operating systems.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Workshop on Android App Development Session 2 & 3


Details of session 2 and 3 of the workshop on Android app development have been confirmed:

Session 2: Jan 13, 2012 (Fri) 19:00-21:00 at RRS 638 .
Session 3: Jan 18, 2012 (Wed) 19:00-21:00 at RRS 638 .

To know more about the workshop, please refer to the Event or Resource page.

See you there!

Questions? Drop us an email :-)