This course is a part of the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google.
Android apps are everywhere and learning to build them can be a fantastic career move. Continue on your Android app development education and learn to build multi-screen apps!
This course is designed for students who have completed the Android for Beginners course. You don’t need any programming experience besides that course!
Learning anything new can be tough. We will walk you through the process of making Android apps, but to get the most out of this course, bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us. It will be an adventure!
By the end of the course, you’ll build a language-learning app that you can share with your friends.
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 (This Course)
Android Basics: Networking
Android Basics: Data Storage
Why Take This Course?
With over 1.4 billion Android devices worldwide and 82% market share, Android offers you unprecedented opportunities to build apps that can be used by people around the world.
The next billion people coming online will interact with the internet for the very first time on a mobile device. Building for Android gives you the best opportunity to reach these users and make an impact -- both in your community, and on the world.
Lesson 1: Intents and Activities
Introduce yourself to the Miwok language app and create multiple screens within the app. You'll build Activities and link them together using Intents and a new way of using buttons.
Lesson 2: Data, Loops, and Custom Classes
Begin to harness the real power of object-oriented programming by building your own custom class to store real-life data, and use loops to show that data to the user.
Lesson 3: Images and Visual Polish
Apps become really impressive when they become really gorgeous. In this lesson, you'll learn how to add images to your app and how to polish the layout and user interface.
Lesson 4: Audio and Libraries
Make use of the vast Android ecosystem as you learn to play audio in your app using an external library. This gives you the foundation for making use of the huge Android development community to build your apps!
Optional Lesson 5: Fragments
Learn about fragments and the process of refactoring a user interface. In this optional lesson, you'll re-build the layout of the Miwok app to respond to a designer's feedback.
Dimitrios Tosidis completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
It is a great introduction to the intents, adapter pattern and the intent tabs. You can learn, how to switch fragments and make generic object types. You can play also with audio, pictures and resources. A great experience for someone, who wants to see an architecture.