FOSSMeet 2016

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Sreelakshmi Sreekumar


Workshop on Android Platform and Application Development

Submitted Jan 20, 2016

  • A broad overview of the Android platform and developing environment
  • Programming mobile applications using android studio


“Mobile is the future of Software Development” – Google’s Eric Schmidt.

Android is an open-source Linux-based operating system designed mainly for smart phones and tablets. It is maintained as an open source project by Google. Owing to the popularity of Android, Mobile Apps development industries are considering Android Application Development as one of the best remunerative business opportunities. In this session, we will be focusing primarily on the user-facing parts of app-development.

         - Platform components and architecture: Overview                                                
         - Installation and set-up of Android studio.                                                   
         - Building a basic android application using android studio.
         - How to implement database connectivity, GPS service, user-notifications, graphics, touch and       gestures.
         - Programming cloud services.
         - Scope and applications of android application development.


Basic knowledge of Java, Node.js, SQLite will be a plus point.

Speaker bio

Sree Lakshmi S

Third year student pursuing B.Tech Computer Science Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.
Young android developer and FOSS enthusiast.
Game development using HTML5 and Canvas.

Keerthi Sattaluri

Third year student pursuing B.Tech Computer Science Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam.

As young Android developers we have made interesting and inovative android applications like:
- a car-pooling app named “Share My Ride”.
- food-delivery app named “Yummy Wheels” using which travellers can order food from trains, buses etc. and get it delivered without breaking their journey. They can also track the delivery status using GPS.

These apps are in their final stages of modification and soon will be launched in playstore.



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