Mobile device programming is becoming more popular and even more niche applications will be required to compete on the small screen…
Golden, CO (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
According to Gartner research the Android smart phones market share has doubled in the last 12 months and now represents over 50% of the overall smart phone sales worldwide. The rise in market share has predictably added to the demand for more applications and represents a clear leader in the smart phone market. Firebox Training of Golden, CO recognizes the trend and also sees opportunity in an emerging technical training lag. Firebox has been offering Android training classes for more than a year, but has now expanded the class offerings giving students some condensed course schedules to accommodate the need for speed and flexibility in scheduling. Firebox Training now offers both a 3 day Introduction to Android programming class and a concentrated 2 day Advanced Android Programming course for the Droid.
Previously the Android training courses were offered as 5-day comprehensive courses but are now being broken down into the 2 course format based on student and client feedback. Many students have already mastered a basic understanding of the Android programming so dividing the courses into a basic and advance course structure made sense for Firebox. The new format opens up the class to a wider variety of students and can fit tight training budgets. The 3-day Introduction to Android Training Classes start at $1895 to as little as $995 per class depending on the number of students. The 2-Day Advanced Android Training Course, starts at $1295 to as little as $695 per student.
High-end expert instructors with real world experience deliver the instructor-led online classes. In keeping with Firebox Training’s commitment to flexibility the new course structure is designed to fit in with the busy IT workers’ schedule. Ideal for companies with IT staff in multiple locations, the courses are offered either as an instructor led online format, or in the traditional on-site settings.
The Android training courses are targeted towards IT departments or individuals involved with both start-ups and established companies looking to create an Android application to bring their business to the mobile market. The path to learning Android programming is not real clear. However, those that know Java or C++ will feel right at home during the Introduction to Android Programming class.
In speaking with Julie Johnson, founder of Firebox Training she had some insights into the mobile demand and in particular the Droid phenomenon; “Mobile device programming is becoming more popular and even more niche applications will be required to compete on the small screen…At the end of our 3-Day Introduction to Android Programming classes our students are armed with the fundamentals to start creating real-world applications.” Johnson continued “In fact, a recent study by ComScore discovered that Android phones are now owned by 1 in 3 Americans which makes the need for quality application and training classes even greater. We hope we can help support programmers in getting off to the right start.”
Firebox Training was founded in 2007 in Golden, Colorado. Since that time the company has delivered training for a number of well known organizations including, General Dynamics, Bank of America, Comcast, Time Warner, Oppenheimer Funds, City of Denver, City of Los Angeles and HP, just to name a few. Instructors travel to client locations across the globe. Most recently Firebox completed training in Sydney, Singapore, London, New York, Austin, Seattle and Denver.