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, bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us. It will be an adventure!
By the end of the course, you’ll build an app that gets you up to date earthquake information!
If you’re curious about the road even farther ahead, these are the free courses that make up the Android Basics Nanodegree, in order:
Why Take This Course? With over 1.4 billion Android devices worldwide and 82% market share, Android offers you unprecedented opportunities to build apps that can be used by people around the world.
The next billion people coming online will interact with the internet for the very first time on a mobile device. Building for Android gives you the best opportunity to reach these users and make an impact -- both in your community, and on the world.
Lesson 1: JSON Parsing
You'll learn how to understand and decode one of the most common data formats on the web!
Lesson 2: HTTP Networking
You'll learn how to connect your app to the web.
Lesson 3: Threads and Parallelism
You'll learn how to ask your device to do multiple things at once, allowing you to use the network without interrupting your user.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
The networking course is the third in the progression of the Android App developer courses. The first two courses were excellent, but the networking course was lacking in teaching quality.
The first two lessons were great, good explanations about JSON. The third lesson was not taught well, could have been done a lot better. The fourth lesson was just a lot of copy and paste of code, with no explanations.
Content of the course was good. They have a lot of information, but it took a lot of time to finish.This was because I had to go over the content many times to understand it.