Become an Android Developer from Scratch
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Become an Android Developer from Scratch

Simply the best place to start learning Android Development.
4.4 (12,459 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
193,382 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2015
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 11.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create your own professional quality Android apps
  • Deploy to the Google Play store
  • Interview for a job anywhere in the world
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Requirements
  • Modern laptop or computer
Description

Do you want to build applications for the most popular operating system in the world?

Do you want the opportunity to put your apps on over 1 billion devices?

"Become An Android Developer From Scratch” is designed to be the best first step to launching your career as an Android Developer. Whether you've never programmed before or are coming to mobile development for the first time, if you're truly inspired to learn Android Development, this is where you need to start.

This course has been in development for over two years, continuously perfected through research and testing in training bootcamps throughout the US. It represents a collaboration between a professional educator with over 20 years of experience in helping people learn and a professional mobile developer who has helped companies like Sony, Verizon, and nVidia build stunning mobile applications.

Starting with how the Java programming language works and progressing all the way to advanced Android concepts, you will get expertly produced instruction, visually descriptive explanations of deep concepts, screencasts that talk you through not just the “how” but also the “why,” and code challenges to test yourself and mark your progress.

Here’s what students are saying:

“Very clean and well done. Covers everything that you need to know for getting started whether you know how to code starting out or not. If you are at a loss trying to start making android apps this is the course for you.”

“I like this course, this would transform any normal person to a full fledged android developer.”

“This one is, by far, the most comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and genuinely well put together one of the bunch.”

“Inspirational! - got me over the hump (complete android beginner)”

Why it’s working...

One of the things we're most excited to offer with this course is access to the inner workings of the mind of a professional mobile developer. Throughout the course you will be able to listen in as our Learning Scientist teases apart all the thoughts that run through a professional mobile developer’s mind as he’s writing the code you will learn to create. It’s like sitting down in a movie with the writer, director, and lead actor. But in this case, it’s all in support of your transformation from novice to professional.

You will build several applications throughout the course, and the starting point for each project (as well as solutions to each challenge) will be available for download. You will also get all the visuals and info-graphics used throughout the course for reference and study.

"Become An Android Developer From Scratch" will give you a new, richer perspective on how mobile devices work. After you’ve completed this rigorous, challenging, and super fun course, you will be able to create your own apps, deploy to the Google Play store, and even interview for a job anywhere in the world.

The real value...

The most important thing you will get from completing this course is the confidence to say “I’m an Android Developer!” You’ll be able to interact with other students and professionals in the Android community with pride and self-assuredness. You’ll also become an independent learner, able to discern where to go for information and how to continue advancing your skills.

No course is going to make you into an expert. It’s up to you to challenge yourself and find your path to making the apps you dream about. Become an Android Developer from Scratch is the best place to begin. Are you ready to get started?

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
  • Web developers looking to get into mobile
  • Programmers who haven't programmed in Java
  • Aspiring Android developers
  • Anyone with a good idea and the drive to create it
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Curriculum For This Course
121 Lectures
12:18:40
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Welcome Video
4 Lectures 10:17
Welcome Video
02:37

Why Android Studio?
04:46

The Best Tools To Develop Your App
02:54

Getting the most out of this course
1 page
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Reading Java: Find the clues in the code (WEEK 1A)
7 Lectures 28:35
Say Goodbye to "Hello World"
00:47

From Applications to code
02:03

Files, Packages, Classes, Methods
03:04

Syntax Symbols
06:49

Method Signatures
07:50

Data Types, Variables
08:02

What does a "code detective" do?
5 questions

Visualizing Java
4 pages
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Computer Memory: Think like your machine (WEEK 1B)
8 Lectures 28:06
Memory Lockers
01:54

Introduction to Computer Memory
06:18

Computer Memory: Primitives
03:25

Computer Memory: References And Null
03:52

Android Studio: Out Of The Box
03:37

Android Studio: First Look
09:00

APP DEMO: Bartalk and Android Studio Setup Instructions
3 pages

APP DEMO: Delta Bookshelf
1 page
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Data Structures And Collections: Know your stuff (WEEK 2)
7 Lectures 23:09
Arrays
03:10

Lists
03:38

Sets
01:49

Maps
05:19

Objects and "new"
02:57

Constructors and Allocation
03:18

Garbage Collection and "null"
02:58
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Control Flow: Stop time and direct traffic (WEEK 3)
15 Lectures 48:26
Operators and Assignments: bitwise and unary
05:39

The "return" statement
02:25

The if Statement
02:07

else/elseif
01:51

The "for" loop
02:46

Nested for loops
02:46

The "while" loop
02:46

The "break" and "continue" statements
02:29

The "switch" statement
02:28

Compiling and Debugging
05:54

What's first, next, now, later: Interpreting control flow statements
04:06

Stack Versus Heap
02:59

Control Flow Visual Aids
8 pages

CHALLENGE: Pangrams!
1 page

CODE ALONG: Pangrams!
10:10
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Object Orientation: Recycle code (WEEK 4)
9 Lectures 52:44
Encapsulation and Thisness
04:51

Scope and Accessibility Keywords
10:21

Setters, Getters and Autogeneration
03:21

Inheritance, Polymorphism, "@Overide" and "super"
06:54

The "static" and "final" keywords
06:07

Using Enhanced for loops (for each loops) In Collections
03:25

Objects Visual Aids
2 pages

CHALLENGE: Make A Comedian Robot
1 page

CODE ALONG: Make A Comedian Robot
17:45
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Data Manipulation: Write independent, dependable code (WEEK 5)
10 Lectures 58:32
All These Powerful Tools!
03:09

Abstract Classes
03:09

Interfaces
03:09

Callbacks With Interfaces
02:53

Typecasting
02:47

Generics
06:59

CHALLENGE: Making the Switch
2 pages

CODE ALONG: Making the Switch
22:30

APP CHALLENGE: Update the Pet Adoption App
1 page

CODE ALONG: Update the Pet Adoption App
13:56
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Android UI: Know your user (WEEK 6)
12 Lectures 01:11:27
The Super 6: Mobile Design Principles
06:41

XML Basics
06:42

Introduction to Layouts
03:15

Linear Layouts
05:40

Relative Layouts
05:34

Margins and Padding
02:12

Gravity and Layout Gravity
02:34

Adding Images
03:57

Event Listeners Using Anonymous Classes
04:39

CHALLENGE: Change the Button
1 page

CHALLENGE: Make a Full Android UI
1 page

CODE ALONG: Make a Full Android UI
30:13
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Activities and Intents: Know your Android OS (WEEK 7A)
11 Lectures 01:20:28
Activities and Intent Basics
03:57

The Activity Lifecycle
07:48

APP DEMO: Activity Lifecycle Watcher
1 page

CHALLENGE: Switching Activities
1 page

CODE ALONG: Switching Activities
07:26

Passing Data With Intents
08:33

CHALLENGE: Data Mover
1 page

CODE ALONG: Data Mover
21:36

Intent Filters and Implicit Intents
06:35

CHALLENGE: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem
1 page

CODE ALONG: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem
24:33
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Listviews: Get your scroll on! (WEEK 7B)
11 Lectures 01:14:36
Introduction To Listviews
02:36

List View Visual Aid
1 page

Basic Listviews
05:02

CHALLENGE: Build a Basic ListView
1 page

CODE ALONG: Build a Basic ListView
04:34

Listviews With Custom Adapters
08:56

CHALLENGE: Build a Custom ListView
1 page

CODE ALONG: Build a Custom ListView
20:14

Using The Holder Pattern and View Tags
11:37

CHALLENGE:Build Professionally Smooth ListViews
1 page

CODE ALONG: Build Professionally Smooth Listviews
21:37
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About the Instructor
Adam Lupu
4.4 Average rating
12,397 Reviews
193,382 Students
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Learning Scientist & Master Trainer

Adam Lupu has been a professional educator for the past 20 years. He's taught, tutored, and coached over 1000 students, and he holds degrees in Physics and Literature as well as a Masters in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He has spent the last 4 years studying how people learn to code and develop applications and now he's putting his research into practice with online courses in mobile development and code literacy on Udemy.

Adam Schwem
4.4 Average rating
12,397 Reviews
193,382 Students
1 Course
Mobile Developer & Expert Facilitator

Adam was crafting apps before apps were a thing. He's been a professional programmer for over 15 years and prior to his current adventures, Adam worked in the San Francisco tech scene for several years on a few little apps you might have heard of, including Shazam and Music ID. He crafted the world's first video streaming app store with nVidia and Verizon, and he's one of the most biggest fans of mobile devices you'll ever meet.