Android Tutorial Website

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Dec 4, 2013 (4 years and 27 days ago)

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Android Tutorial Website


Mark Saccucci

Why?


Currently the World is rapidly shifting from
stationary devices to easy to carry mobile
devices


Market share around 50% USA


Observed friends &
f
amily struggle


Always been good at learning new technology


Very knowledgeable about Android OS



Goals


Simple to use


Minimal interface


Help family and friends


Efficient tutorials


Software Utilized


Joomla


Android 4.0


Firefox


Filezilla


Go Daddy Web Hosting


Wink


Photoshop


Dropbox


Joomla


Most Popular Open Source CMS in the World


CitiBank

Intranet


Harvard University


IHOP


CMS =

organized content


Extensions


Large developer & support community


Over 550,000 forum members


Joomla Module
M
ap


Android 4.0


Latest version of Android


My phone runs version 4.0


Onscreen navigation buttons


Version 4.0 was the first major makeover of
Android


Android has 50% market share


Even though version 4.0 is only run on 8% of
Android devices




Firefox


Firefox was released in 2004


Based off Netscape source code released in 1998


Stable


Many useful extensions


SEO


Developer


Joomla’s backend is accessed through web
interface



Filezilla


FTP Client


Feature Rich


Open Source



Go Daddy


Already had a web hosting account


Many Web
-
based tools and services


24/7 support


Used to setup subdomain


Meet the requirements for Joomla

Wink


Free tutorial/presentation creator software


Uses animations & screenshots instead of
video


Creates flashed based tutorials


Export function


PDF


HTML


PostScript


EXE


Photoshop


Advanced Photo & Graphic Editing Software


Web Safe Feature

Dropbox


Folder Sync & Backup service


Used it to sync with the CIST Lab


Saved me hours when I encountered an
roadblock


The Tutorials


Created using Wink


Load in pop up window


Flash based


Downloadable PDF version


No Audio


Uses slides with floating text boxes


Controlled using navigation arrows


Live Demonstration


Launch Android Tutorial Website


Tutorials.mobiletechsphere.com



Launch Joomla Backend


Tutorials.mobiletechsphere.com/administrator


Road Blocks & Frustrations


SEO



Android 4.0 breaks Screencast app method to
record video



Wink


SEO


Search Engine Friendly URLs



Rewritable URLs



.
htcaccess

Screencast App


Tested app on old Android device


3 weeks to deadline


Emailed Developer about closed beta


Emulator lacked many Android features


Wink saved me



Wink


File output stopped functioning correctly


Deleted frames(slides)


Restarted computer


Looked at setting and preferences


Didn’t Fit Screen


Scroll bar


resize


What’s Next


Next Joomla version will feature seamless
mobile support


More tutorials that will cover popular apps


In
-
depth daily app reviews


Tutorials for Advanced Android Topics


Rooting(
Jailbreaking
)


Custom
Roms


Root
-
enabled apps


Bypassing Carrier Restrictions