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Android Basics: Data Storage

via Udacity


In this course, you will learn about the importance of data persistence when building an Android app. We'll introduce you to the fundamentals of SQL, the programming language needed to interact with an SQLite relational database. SQLite is a commonly used method to store large sets of data locally on an Android device.

You'll also learn how to work with Content Providers, which help your data storage to be bug free and to be shared, if you choose, with other apps.

If you’re curious about the road even farther ahead, these are the free courses that make up the Android Basics Nanodegree, in order:

  • Android Basics: User Interface
  • Android Basics: User Input
  • Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps
  • Android Basics: Networking
  • Android Basics: Data Storage (This Course)


  • Using SQLite
    • Learn how to store app data in an SQLite database - a widely used industry data structure.,Efficiently structure your app data tables.,Learn the basics of SQL and practice reading, modifying, and deleting data from a database.
  • Adding SQLite to Your App
    • Hook up a database to your Android app.,Setup a Contract class.,Read and write information from the database and handle a Cursor object.
  • Building a ContentProvider
    • Learn how basics of a ContentProvider and add one to your app.,Learn to design URIs for your ContentProvider.,Implement the required functions to use your ContentProvider.
  • Using a CursorAdapter and CursorLoader
    • Learn how automatically load data using a CursorAdapter and CursorLoader into a scrollable list.,Allow users to select and edit information they've saved off.,Polish the menus and layouts in your app.

Taught by

Katherine Kuan and Jessica Lin


4.0 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • It includes a SQLite course and implements asynchronous database connection, content providers through uri and other patterns. The project is challenging and is a first sample of an app that creates a database in the cell phone. A great course for a big theme.
  • Mike Urbinhio
    Way to buggy and way to outdated. Sometimes huge configuration problems. It is not complete waste of time, still working example seams like way more simple then understending google ways of implementing elements. In most cases their not gonna be needed for beginners.

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