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.
Why Take This Course?
In this free course—developed by experts at Google—you will learn the fundamentals of building Android applications using Kotlin. The course covers architecture components, multi-screen navigation, data persistence, RESTful APIs and Material Design. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create well-designed Android applications using Kotlin that can connect to the internet, store data and navigate between screens.
Kotlin is an open-source, modern programming language that lets developers use both object-oriented and functional programming techniques. It is concise, safe, and fully interoperable with Java. Kotlin is an official language for Android development and the community of Kotlin developers is growing rapidly, with major companies like Netflix, Pinterest, and Google using Kotlin.
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.