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 and the Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps 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 an app that gets you up to date earthquake information!
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 (This Course)
Android Basics: Data Storage
Discover the power of Web Apis and how they can be used in an Android App.,Get practice reading API documentation and learn how to request data from an API using a web browser.,Learn the essentials of JSON, a common HTTP Response format.
Harness the essentials of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to exchange data between an Android device and a web server.,Learn about the components that are needed to compose an HTTP GET Request.,Harness the HttpUrlConnection class to compose a request to the USGS API.
Threads and Parallelism
Learn about how you can use threads to do time consuming work in the background while keeping an Android App's User Interface fast and responsive.,Get a comprehensive overview of AsyncTask and Loaders, two important threading options exposed by the Android Framework.,Discover how to persist user settings using Shared Preferences.
Dimitrios Tosidis completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A great introduction to REST APIs and explanation of how the requests are working. The app example uses asynchronous design patterns and it is a very practical and realistic sample to show in interviews. There is also an example of a local key storage that android provides to store some type of on-off preferences in run-time.
Anonymous completed this course.
The networking course is the third in the progression of the Android App developer courses. The first two courses were excellent, but the networking course was lacking in teaching quality.
The first two lessons were great, good explanations about JSON. The third lesson was not taught well, could have been done a lot better. The fourth lesson was just a lot of copy and paste of code, with no explanations.
Content of the course was good. They have a lot of information, but it took a lot of time to finish.This was because I had to go over the content many times to understand it.