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Android Basics: User Input

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Learn the basics of Android and Java programming, and take the first step on your journey to becoming an Android developer!
This course is designed for students who are new to programming, and want to learn how to build Android apps. You don’t need any programming experience to take this course. If you’ve been using a smartphone to surf the web and chat with friends, then you’re our perfect target student!

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, you must bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us.

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to make your app interactive using buttons and changing text. You will have practiced those skills by making a basketball scores app, and you will have built a full coffee-ordering app.

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


  • Making an App Interactive
    • Harness the power of Java to create an interactive coffee ordering app!,Start by writing simple Java code statements that add interactivity to your app.,Use a fundamental concept in programming, a variable, to keep track of all the coffee drinks ordered.
  • Work with the Android Framework and Control Flow
    • Take a deeper dive into the Android Framework and build the Just Java coffee ordering app!,See in more detail how Android works behind the scenes and take your first steps towards learning Object Oriented Programming.,Add the ability to add toppings to your coffee, and show a detailed order summary when the customer purchases a coffee.

Taught by

Katherine Kuan, Kunal Chawla and Lyla Fujiwara


4.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • It includes concepts of Android Studio about the whole basic architecture of the project, such as styles, themes, resources, java functionality, more xml layout as in the first course. Very analytical step-by-step approach, without programming or challenge, makes the course an interesting experience.
  • Michael Vogl

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