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Advanced Android App Development

Google via Udacity

Overview

Ready to level-up your skills as an Android developer? In this course, you will learn how to make your app production-ready by developing a variety of different sample apps, each designed to showcase advanced capabilities of the Android platform, including fragments, widgets, media playback, and testing. You’ll learn how to create UI tests using the Espresso framework, to leverage third-party libraries and services like ExoPlayer and Firebase Cloud Messaging, and use Google APIs to make your app aware of its location. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to publish your own app to the Google Play Store, where you can reach and engage users across the globe.

Syllabus

  • Fragments
    • Use fragments to build responsive and flexible layouts,Build an AndroidMe app to create and customize Android characters,Use the principles of Material Design to ensure your app works on multiple screen sizes
  • Libraries
    • Save time and increase your app’s functionality by leveraging libraries,Learn how to implement the Google Mobile Vision library for facial recognition
  • Firebase Cloud Messaging
    • Use Firebase Cloud Messaging to connect an app to a server,Build a Squawker app to deliver instructor messages (“squawks”) to users
  • Places
    • Use Google APIs to make your app aware of its location,Build a ShushMe app that silences your phone based on its location
  • Media Playback
    • Use ExoPlayer, an open source library, to implement a media player,Build a Classical Music Quiz app that renders audio and video
  • Widgets
    • Make your app stand out with widgets,Allow users to interact more frequently with your app
  • Espresso
    • Learn about the Android Testing Support Library,Use Espresso to run user interface (UI) testing on your app
  • Publishing Your App
    • Review the final steps to getting your app production ready,Learn how to prepare and test your app for release to the Google Play Store

Taught by

Lyla Fujiwara, Cezanne Camacho, Asser Samak, Nikita Gamolsky, Jessica Lin and Dan Galpin

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