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Developing Android Apps with Kotlin

Google via Udacity

Overview

Learn to architect and develop Android apps in the Kotlin programming language using industry-proven tools and libraries. With these techniques you'll create apps in less time, writing less code, and with fewer errors.

This course was developed by Google together with Udacity. The course gives you hands on experience as you build real Android apps using industry best practices, with modern app architecture. You'll learn to use Android Jetpack components such as Room for databases, Work Manager for background processing, the new Navigation component, and more. You'll use key Kotlin features to write your app code more quickly and concisely.

Learning to develop on Android is much more than learning APIs and shortcuts. It's training your brain to think like a mobile developer.

Syllabus

  • Build Your First App
    • Explore the basics of Android, such as creating text, images, and interactive buttons,Set up the development environment and create a Dice Roller Android app,Navigate the Main Map Anatomy of an Android app
  • Layouts
    • Learn different kinds of views and resources,Explore arranging elements with the Android Studio's Layout Editor,Connect views with data through data binding
  • App Navigation
    • Learn how to build apps that contain multiple screens known as destinations,Use Android Studio tools to create and visualize a map, or graph, of destinations that show navigation paths in your app,Learn the navigation patterns and user interface that Android users expect to see, so that your app will be intuitive and familiar
  • Activity & Fragment Lifecycle
    • Learn all about the Android Activity Lifecycle,Create a one-screen app called Dessert pusher,Debug common issues through an understanding of lifecycles
  • App Architecture (UI Layer)
    • Learn one way to structure an Android app and the benefits that come with this design,Learn about two classes in the lifecycle library: ViewModel and LiveData
  • App Architecture (Data Layer)
    • Build a Sleep Quality Tracker app and use a database to store the data over time,Use SQLite to manage your database
  • RecyclerView
    • Use RecyclerView to make significant improvements in the UI of your app
  • Connect to the Internet
    • Build an application that connects to an internet server to retrieve and display live data,Simplify fetching data and images, to make sure the app reasonably conforms to networking and image loading best practices
  • Behind the Scenes
    • Learn how to implement offline caching by building an app that lets users watch DevByte videos,Take an online-only app and transform it to work offline by adding offline caching
  • Designing for Everyone
    • Improve your app design to support multiple languages as well as support multiple device sizes and orientations,Learn how to make your app accessible for users who might need assistance navigating, like supporting talkback and push button navigation

Taught by

Lyla Fujiwara, Dan Galpin, Aleks Haecky, Sean McQuillan, Asser Samak and Murat Yener

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  • An excellent starter course for developers with little to no existing knowledge of Kotlin or Java. Be sure to follow it up with the other Google sponsored course - Android Kotlin for Developers, also on Udacity.

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