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Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers

Vanderbilt University via Coursera


This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm. Students will work incrementally on a hands-on project involving a material design-based RSS reader app. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming assignments with Java and Android.

Taught by

C. White, Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt and Michael Walker


2.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Aayush Goyal completed this course and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I think the course in itself is of no use. The instructor just keeps on repeating what's written on some ppt and gives like 20 links to read further in each lesson. Moreover I did not feel like I am doing any coding or building something myself. It is just cramming course. According to me take Udacity course on Android which are far better than on Coursera and made by Google itself.
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