PICT faculty learn to develop mobile apps using android

NEW DELHI: It was a time for the teachers to learn few lessons when Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) hosted a one-of-its-kind Faculty Development workshop on “Mobile Application Development using Android:A Next generation platform”.

The 12-day program, supported by AICTE, started on 2 December and concluded on 13 December, 2013 at PICT College. Faculty from various AICTE approved Engineering/DiplomaInstitutions/Industries/other Institutes present in Pune, Amravati, Nagpur, Sangamner, Aurangabad, Karaad & Raichur participated in the workshop.

The workshop provided insight into the Android application development platform covering the environment concepts and hands on experience on Android Software Development Kit. Experts from industries and research institute including faculty experts of PICT and other institutes conducted the sessions. The program provided a platform to the faculty members to explore product developments, identify problems in the area of mobile platforms like user interface, basic building blocks, media and web home-screen widget, broadcast receivers, sensors, accelerometer, GPS, NFC, animation and 2D graphics in Androids.

Major topics covered in the session were concepts of open source operating systems, open source developments on mobile platforms, Android platform architecture, Android application design essentials, developing android applications, research topics in Android platforms, hands on experience on applied research, algorithms, hi-performance computing using android, service oriented architecture and its implementation for the Linux kernel, concepts of open source operating systems, open source developments on mobile, platforms and Android platform.

Sixty faculty members participated and developed 18 mobile applications under the guidance of the industry experts. Among these, PICT facilitated top three apps on the closing ceremony on 13 December. Winner of the Android application workshop was ‘Note Writer’ app, second runner up was the food application app ‘Ruchira’ and the third runners up were ‘PayCal’ app and ‘Pressure Unit Converter’ app.

The Faculty Development Program will help various institutes and the faculty to keep pace with syllabus updates and preparing students to meet the industry challenges in the domain of Mobile Operating System. 

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