CommonsWare recognizes that books only get you so far. If your development team needs to get up to speed quickly on programming for Android — or your organization wishes to host a public day-long seminar on a specific Android development topic — professional Android development training can instill more knowledge more quickly.
Beyond that, CommonsWare can conduct private live training for your organization.
However, there are a lot of firms out there that advertise that they offer Android application development training. Here are five reasons why you should consider using CommonsWare for your training needs:
Many firms want to sell you some canned training course, or at least to get you to agree to as many days of training as they think you have budget for. CommonsWare does not. CommonsWare wants your attendees to "get in, get out, get on with life" (to quote an old US restaurant slogan). CommonsWare will work with you to craft a custom training agenda designed to cover the topics you want in a condensed format, to keep the training days to a minimum and avoid extra "fluff" that you do not need.
That custom agenda can come from pretty much any topic covered in The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development. This is the single largest (and most up-to-date) book on Android application development, and so most, if not all, of your topics are already in there. And, if there is something you are interested in that you do not see in the chapter list, just ask, and perhaps Mark Murphy (the book's author) will be able to cover that for you, in addition to having it be part of your custom training agenda.
Your attendees will each receive a subscription to The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development as well, to supplement the training itself. Organizations purchasing in-house training will receive a free Enterprise Warescription, granting access to the book and its updates to all employees for three years.
Your trainer will be Mark Murphy. Since he began working with Android in February 2008, he has not only written The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, but has also answered over 10,000 questions on StackOverflow, written many Android open source components, and has delivered countless presentations at conferences and meetups. Mark has been delivering Android application development training since early 2009 and has personally trained hundreds of attendees annually, from small businesses, government agencies, and major corporations alike. Not only will he serve as your trainer, but Mark will serve as your sales contact as well, so you can be assured of technical expertise throughout the process.
Finally, CommonsWare training is sold on a fixed-price basis. There are no per-student fees, so you can have as many attendees as your training facility can support. There are no travel expenses, so you do not have to worry about dealing with cost overruns in that area. All you pay is one competitive price, based on the duration of the training and its location.
If you wonder if Mark Murphy is a decent speaker, you are welcome to watch some videos taken of conference presentations and other events.
If you are interested in what CommonsWare has to offer, please contact Mark Murphy directly.