Learn Android App Development & Promote Your App like a Pro

Learn how to create a Productivity Android App and how to rank #1 in Play Store and get 1,000,000 downloads.
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  • Lectures 111
  • Length 14.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

NOTE: this course typically sells for $299, but we reduced the price to $49 until the end of the month to help make it more affordable for you.

This Android development course teaches you how to take an idea and transform it into a fully functioning Android app and publish it to the Google Play Store within just a few days or weeks.

Stop your frustration today

Did you try learning Android development before, and it was too complicated, frustrating and difficult? Were you left with the bad options of having to hire expensive app developers or dev agencies? This course solves all those problems.

With this course you will get a step by step, very clear guide, on how to make your own apps, and get two instructors committed to helping you develop your app, launch it like a pro, and get many downloads for it.

Try the course now and start getting closer to building the next amazing app

How good would you feel if you never had to depend on hiring app developers or needing any money to launch your app? It would be amazing, right? And it is completely within reach!

If you have an idea for an Android mobile app, all your frustrations can end today so sign up for the course, and start taking real steps to making your app a reality.

If you are stuck trying to figure out where to start, you will love how this course is structured. This course teaches you the practical core concepts of Android development in a step by step manner, and you will be able to immediately use those concepts to build productivity and utility Android apps.

Android Dominance: Every Day You Don't Have An App, You Are Missing Out

  • 1,500,000 DAILY new global Android device activation
  • 78% Android global smart phone market share
  • Soon Android will overtake Apple for revenue generated by app developers and it is currently almost even.

Learning by Doing

You learn development by

  1. Study
  2. Practice and
  3. Reading other peoples code

This course was designed to help you become an Android developer with a published app at the end of the course. Complex topics will be explained to you in common terms and you will be provided the source code that we will work on throughout the course and you will also be provided with a PDF step by step guide on all the programming task that will be performed.

This course will teach you how to use Android Studio which is now the official IDE for Android development. You will learn how to structure your project, which components to add first, how to proceed and more importantly how to integrate source control into Android development.

  • Learn Android Material Design
  • Learn the core components of Android development including Activity, Fragments and Intent, etc
  • Master how to implement List in Android app using RecyclerView
  • Learn how to implement data persistence in Android using SharedPreferences, SQLite Database and ORM
  • Learn Android features such how to use the Camera, Settings, and how to Pick Contact from Address book.
  • Learn advanced topics such as how to generate and export a CSV file from Android, how to run a task in the background and Android in app purchases

Learn App Business Planning, Marketing and Monetization To Get 1,000,000 Downloads And Make A Significant Income From Your Apps

This is the first Android course that combines software development with extensive app marketing, monetization and business strategies.

With this course you won't simply make an app, but you will learn how to position and promote your app to get tremendous exposure and make you money.

Most app entrepreneurs find themselves lost after they launch their app because they struggle to get downloads. But not you. In this course, you will learn the business of apps, find growth, and make your apps a success, starting from absolute scratch.

No risk to try, so sign up now

Every Udemy course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. So if there is something you don't quite right with the course, you can just get your money back. But we are sure that you will love the course, and that you will love being able to make many apps of your own without having to depend on anyone. And if all else fails, you will be able to get a very well paying Android development job and make a great salary. So go ahead, sign up for the course, and begin making your app a reality starting today.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn Android development
  • Any prior attempt to learn Android development or any other object oriented programming will be beneficial

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Transform an idea into an Android app
  • Implement Material Design Toobar, Navigation Drawer, RecyclerView, etc
  • Understand the core components on Android development
  • Implement Android In App Purchases and Publish Android app to Play Store
  • Promote your app to increase downloads
  • Strategies and Steps to monetize your app

Who is the target audience?

  • If you have tried to learn Android development on your own but is frustrated with how disjointed the learning material is then this course is for you because it focuses on building one app from start to finish so you see how all the parts fit together.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
What you will get out of this course
Course Structure
Course Requirement
This course is not for you if
Introduction to Val Okafor and what he will teach
Introduction to Alex Genadinik and what he will teach
The App that you will be building in this course
Why an Attendance App?
Section 2: Project Planning
User Story
Use Case Diagram and Domain Objects
Domain Objects 2
How many screens do we need for this app?
Introduction to Activity
Introduction to Fragment
How many Activity and Fragment do we need?
Section 3: Project Creation
This is what we will build in this section
An overview of Material Design
Introduction to Navigation Drawer
Introduction to RecyclerView & RecyclerView Adapter
Development Environment Setup

In this video we will go over the programming task list that we will cover in this course. Our task list will be broken into Events Task List, Attendants Task List and Functional Task list.


In this video we will create a brand new Android Studio Project and create the structure for our app by adding Packages, Activities and the Fragments that we will use throughout the app


In this video we will create material design toolbar from scratch. You will learn how to create an XML layout of the toolbar, remove the existing ActionBar and add the new toolbar.

Add RecyclerView
Implement Navigation Drawer with Header View - Part 1
Implement Navigation Drawer with Header View - Part 2
Implement navigate to other Fragments through Navigation Drawer
Add Animations to Fragment Transaction
Section 4: Implement Core Functionalities
Just Enough Java - Introduction to Object Oriented Classes, Objects
Model Classes, Properties and Relationships
Introduction to the basics of Android User Interface
Create Add Attendant User Interface
Implement Add Attendant Java Code
External Libraries - Buy It or Build It
Implement Add Event UI
Implement Add Event Java Code
Material Design Floating Action Button - One
Material Design Floating Action Button - Two

In this lecture you will learn how to create a custom row for an custom Android list adapter. We used Linear Layout as the root layout for the custom adapter


In this lecture we learn how to implement custom RecyclerView Adapter and RecyclerView View Holder.

Implement Attendant's List Java code
Implement Event's List User Interface
Implement Event Adapter - A
Implement Event Adapter - B
Implement Event's List Java code
Section 5: Implement Data Persistence
Introduction to SharedPreference
Introduction to SQLite Database
Introduction to Object Relational Mapper
Introduction to Android Sugar ORM
Implement persistence using Sugar ORM
Test data persistence
Section 6: Implement Business Logic
Introduction to Business Logic
Implement List Sorting
Implement Share Event

In this video you will learn how to delete an item from database using Sugar ORM and how to use Android Dialog to prompt the user to confirm that they want to perform the delete operation.

Edit Event
Implement Check In
Implement Checkout
Implement add Attendant from device Contact

In this video you will learn how to create a .csv file from Java code, you will also learn how to use Android AsyncTask to perform long running tasks.


This lecture provides an example of how to use Android SharedPreferences to save primitive data and how to query the database to return item with a specific ID


In this lecture you will learn how to implement Android in app purchases in your app. The key take away from this video is to understand the role you as the developer and the role the framework plays in implementing in app purchases.

Android In App Purchase - Part 2
Implement Take Photo with Camera
Section 7: Publish App
Refactor & Polish
Generate APK
Play Store Listing
Publish To Google Store
Section 8: Lesson Learned, FAQ and Further Reading
Recommended Blogs and Readings
Lesson Learned
Frequently Asked Questions
Section 9: Alex: Apps as a business

So you want to get into the mobile app business. I understand. But it is a tough business these days, and you must be aware of many nuances and issues that will come up as you start your mobile app business. In this lecture I explain what to expect as you start your journey in the mobile app world.


In this lecture of the course I discuss the common ways to make your app successful, and in a way, what it even means to make a successful app. Success in the mobile app space is a relative term. Many people view success as making money while others want to sell their apps for millions of dollars while others think an app is successful when it gets many downloads. So in this lecture I discuss common ways your apps can get closer to being successful in these ways.

6 ways to protect your intellectual property
App business fundamentals quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Launching your app like a pro

In this lecture of the training I talk about how to launch your app. I give you 3 unique strategies to launch your app, and the beauty of them is that they can all be done together, with one going right after another. A single app or product launch is a myth for the consumers. As the app entrepreneur, I will fill you in on how to get the most out of your app launch and get as many downloads, users and exposure out of your launch as possible.


In this lecture of the training, I explain the different Android mobile app platforms where you can put your app, and the pros and cons of each. Some of the platforms I cover are GooglePlay, the NOOK device from Barnes & Noble, The Kindle from Amazon, and the many app stores that may be popular in different countries like China which is a big market. I also briefly talk about glass apps and watch apps.

App launch quiz
3 questions
Section 11: App monetization

The best way to make money from mobile apps, whether they are iPhone, iPad or Android is this specific monetization method. Many people think that subscriptions are the best way to monetize apps, but the truth is that the best way to make money from apps is the strategy outlined in this lecture of the course. This strategy is sometimes called the whale monetization strategy. Call it what you will, but it is a fantastic way to make money from apps if you can manage to pull it off.


In this part of the training I discuss whether your app should be free or paid. This is a big decision, and it is a big decision especially on Android and GooglePlay because once you make an app free or paid, and publish that app, you can never change that. You can change the price if the app is paid on Android, but you can never make it free.

So the decision of whether your app should be free or paid is a big one, and requires quite a bit of thought. This also effects how you position some of the features inside the app so whether you make the app paid or free will have a very large impact on your overall app business.


In this part of the course I go over the ways you can make money from your app when your app is free. This is called the Freemium business model, and it is a very popular business model for apps. Freemium is actually the most common and most popular business model for mobile apps. In this part of the course I discuss different kinds or ads, in-app purchases, subscriptions and more.


In this lecture I talk about raising money for your mobile app. You need money to hire developers, designers, do marketing and many other things. Most app entrepreneurs, at one point or another, ask me about how they can raise money for their mobile apps. In this lecture I talk about AppStori which is a cool crowdfunding platform for apps. You can post your app on AppStori and possibly raise some money for your app.

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Instructor Biography

Val Okafor, Android Engineer

My name is Val Okafor, I am a Software Engineer with expertise in Android development. I am the founder and Principal Engineer of Pronto Apps, LLC a San Diego, CA based mobile app development company.

I clearly remember my struggles when I was trying to learn the fundamentals of Android development. It clicked for me when I started learning how to build Android apps instead of learning abstracts concepts in isolation.

My Android development tutorials are the tutorials I wish I had when I started. I teach Android development with the approach of building a complete app.

I have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from National University San Diego, California and a master's degree in Software Engineering from Regis University Denver, Colorado.

I enjoy sharing my extensive work experience through my blog, social media.

Instructor Biography

Alex Genadinik, Love helping you succeed: 75,000 students & 100 courses

3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.

I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.

I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).

I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.

My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.

I created over 100 courses on Udemy with 75,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!

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