Android Basics by Google
No programming experience? No Problem! Start developing Android apps today.
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Why Take An Android Basics Nanodegree Program?
Want to learn Android programming basics, but don’t know where to start? In this Nanodegree program, we’ll show you the way. We developed this curriculum with Google for true beginners interested in developing apps for the next billion Android users!
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Mentors will provide guidance, lend support, answer questions, and direct you to valuable resources.
Code Review on All Your Projects
Receive personal, in-line code review from our network of code reviewers for each of your projects, ensuring that you get the feedback you need to make real progress.
Build Apps for Social Good
Android’s global reach led us to incorporate a theme of social good into the curriculum—you’ll build apps that help solve real problems, from preserving a dying Native American language, to monitoring seismic activity.
Accelerate Your Journey
After you complete this program, you’ll be prepared to take your skills to the next level in our Android Developer Nanodegree program, where you’ll learn how to be job-ready as professional Android Developer.
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What You Will Learn
Android Basics Nanodegree Program
We built this curriculum with Google for aspiring Android developers who are new to programming to ensure that you get the real-world skills you need to know how to build and accelerate your journey towards becoming a professional Android Developer.
3 months to complete
Students should be motivated to learn and be comfortable with basic computer skills like managing files, navigating the Internet and running programs. Additionally, they should have access to a computer that can run Android Studio.See detailed requirements.
Android Basics: User Interface
Learn how to transform hand-drawn app designs into layouts using the XML markup language, and use Views and ViewGroups to display images and text.
BUILD A SINGLE SCREEN APP
Android Basics: User Input
Harness the power of Java to build a coffee-ordering app, use variables to add interactivity to your app, and learn the basics of object-oriented programming.
SCORE KEEPER APPQUIZ APP
Android Basics: Multi-Screen Apps
Learn how to show multiple screens, and add audio and images to an app. Learn how Android handles touch events, and make visual changes to add polish to your app.
MUSICAL STRUCTURE APPTOUR GUIDE APP
Android Basics: Networking
Discover the power of Web APIs and how to use them, and learn the basics of networking in Android, including HTTP networking, JSON parsing, and threads.
NEED TO PREPARE?
Students must have access to a computer that meets the basic requirements for installing Android Studio.
— PETER LUBBERS, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR DEVELOPER TRAINING AT GOOGLE
Learn with the best
Katherine Kuan, formerly a Developer Advocate at Google, was a software engineer on the Android Apps team for Google Keep, Google Play, and the People app.
Jessica Lin is the Android Basics Curriculum Lead at Udacity, teaching various aspects of the Android development ecosystem. When untethered from her devices, she can be found training for her next Muay Thai competition.
Jennie Kim Eldon
Jennie Kim Eldon is the Product Lead for Android and iOS Nanodegree programs at Udacity, where she previously worked as a software engineer. Before Udacity, she served at the US State Department, leading programs for women and girls in Afghanistan.
Asser Samak is a Content Developer at Udacity, with over 9 years experience in software engineering, and a great passion for teaching. He also teaches Udacity’s Java course series.
Lyla Fujiwara is an Android Developer Advocate at Google. Prior to joining Google, Lyla worked at Udacity on the Android Developer and Android Basics Nanodegree teams. She’s taught on three continents and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.
Joe Lewis has been working with Google Analytics since 2014, and is an author of several books on web development. He is also a professionally-trained classical bassist with a masters degree from New England Conservatory and an avid mountain biker.
Vicky Tu is a Course Manager for Android Basics at Udacity, and an Android app developer. In her free time, she enjoys playing with dogs and dancing.
Chris is inspired and humbled by all who embrace computing as a medium to realize their dreams. He holds an M.S in Embedded Systems and a B.S in Computer Engineering.