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
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: JSON Parsing
You'll learn how to understand and decode one of the most common data formats on the web!
Lesson 2: HTTP Networking
You'll learn how to connect your app to the web.
Lesson 3: Threads and Parallelism
You'll learn how to ask your device to do multiple things at once, allowing you to use the network without interrupting your user.
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.