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Udacity

Developing Android Apps

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Overview

As the first course in the Android Developer Nanodegree, Developing Android Apps is the foundation of our advanced Android curriculum. This course blends theory and practice to help you build great apps the right way. In this course, you'll work with instructors step-by-step to build a cloud-connected Android app, and learn best practices of mobile development, and Android development in particular.

Syllabus

  • Creating Project Sunshine
    • Learn how to create and run a simple Android app,Create simple layouts for Android,Learn about the Android Studio IDE
  • Loading Data from the Internet
    • Connect to the Internet and communicate with web APIs,Learn about threading and how to make requests without slowing down your app,Learn how to add menus to your app
  • RecyclerView
    • Learn about the components that convert a list of data into visual UI elements
  • Intents
    • Learn the difference between Explicit and Implicit Intents,Learn how to navigate inside your apps using intents,Learn how to create Intents that apps outside your control can respond to
  • The Application Lifecycle
    • Understand the phases of the Android application lifecycle,Learn how to persist data between orientation and other changes
  • Preferences
    • Allow users to customize some aspects of your app,Consider when to omit or add a preference
  • Content Providers
    • Learn how Content Providers provide an interface to share data,Consume data from an already existing ContentProvider
  • Android Architecture Components
    • Learn how to use Room, LiveData, ViewModel and Lifecycle components,Understand how architecture components can help you build robust and efficient apps
  • Background Tasks
    • Run jobs in the background of an app,Create notifications and schedule long-running background processes
  • Completing the UI
    • Build a well-organized, accessible UI for your app,Try different layouts, views, viewgroups, and methods of databinding,Design your UI for users who speak different languages
  • Polishing the UI
    • Add visual polish to your apps with different layouts, fonts, and colors,Use design principles to create apps that look great across multiple form factors

Taught by

Dan Galpin, Lyla Fujiwara, Reto Meier, Asser Samak, James Williams, Cezanne Camacho, Michael Lustig and Jocelyn Becker

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