Google preps Udacity Android Fundamentals training course

Here’s one to bookmark. Welcome to Android Fundamentals, an online training course approved by Google. It’s aimed at “experienced developers who are new to Android – maybe even new to mobile – but not new to programming”. It’s Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals to give it its full name.


It features Google Developer Advocates and people from the course-provider Udacity, and the course promises to help

  • build an Android app
  • earn best practices of mobile development in general
  • and Android development in particular.

It’s not free, note, if you take the full version ($150/month), but there is a free two week trial available.

Reto Meier, Head of Scalable Developer Advocacy, writes:

This guided course, along with UX Design for Mobile Developers and Mobile Web Development, complement our existing material—including documentationsamples, and videos — to offer a solid grounding in developing great experiences for people using mobile devices. Check out the trailer below for an overview of what’s in the course..

Read the full post on Android Developers Blog raquo;

And here’s that trailer mentioned above…


Prerequisites and Requirements

From the Udacity course page:

You will need strong working knowledge of Java or another object-oriented programming language. Udacity’s Intro to Java is a helpful background if you’re looking to refresh your Java skills.

You will be expected to download Android Studio in order to follow along with the instructors throughout the course. You also should be comfortable working with code on Github.

Access to an Android device is helpful — but not required — to complete the final project.

Finally, while not a formal prerequisite, UX Design for Mobile (also taught in collaboration with Google) is a good companion course to this one.


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