Introduction to Android Development

Tuesday 10 March 2015


Room 607, 6th floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton SO14 0RD | Map and Directions 

This event is free, open to all, but please if possible book through the BCS website when available, both for BCS members and non-members as the numbers are limited.

Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Open Source and Southampton Solent University, as part of British Science and Engineering Week

Nick Whitelegg


This practical hands-on session will introduce participants to the essentials of Android development. Participants will learn how to create a basic app including how to track the user’s location on Earth - a vital component of location-based apps which deliver information about points of interest in the user’s local area.

Participants should have had practical experience with an object-oriented language, ideally Java. There are 20 places available on the course. Eleven Android phones (Nexus 5) are available to borrow, but if you own a recent Nexus or Samsung device please bring it to the session as you should be able to use it in the lab.

Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.