Learn Android Application Development

A beginner course on Android Application development
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (11,374 ratings)
216,567 students
Learn Android Application Development
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (11,374 ratings)
216,567 students
Have a good overview of the Java programming language
Install Android Studio and setup the environment
Debug an Android Application
Create a signed APK file to submit to the Google Play Store
Use Explicit and Implicit Intents
Make use of Fragments
Create a Custom List View
Create the Android Actionbar
Create a custom Toast
Use Shared Preferences, Files and SQLite
Use the AsyncTask class
Handle Android 6 Permissions
Save data in an online database (MBAAS - Backendless) and do User management


  • No prior knowledge required. Some programming background would be beneficial.
  • PC or Mac that can run Android Studio and the Android Virtual Device.

Android accounts for approximately 85% of all devices sold today (2017 Q1). It only makes sense for you to be developing applications for the Android platform.

I will take you through the basics of Android Application development, and introduce some more complex features as well. This includes the following:

  • An extensive look at the Java programming language

  • Introduction to Android, installing Android Studio.

  • Create your first Android Application, learn to debug the application and learn how to create a signed APK that you can submit to the play store.

  • Working with implicit and explicit intents

  • Detailed example of how to work with Fragments

  • Learn some customizations like a custom ListView, Toast, TextView and ActionBar

  • Learn how to save data to the phone in the form of SharedPreferences, Files and SQLite

  • Learn how to implement Android 6 Permissions

  • Read data from a RSS feed and sending SMSes programmatically

  • Learn how to save data online and do user management with Backendless (MBAAS)

By completing this course, you will have more than just basic knowledge of Android Application Development.

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Who this course is for:
  • Beginner Android students that want to learn how to program for the Android Mobile platform
11 sections • 89 lectures • 26h 50m total length
  • Getting Ready
  • Packages, classes and running your first program
  • Variables, Literals and Constants
  • Reading input from the user- The Scanner class
  • Getting Input from the user using the JOptionPane class
  • Comments in Java
  • Introduction to Decision Structures - Operators and Expressions
  • If, if-else, if-else-if, nested if and logical operators
  • Check for values inside or outside a range
  • Comparing Strings
  • The Switch-Statement
  • Introduction to Loops
  • Useful Loop Calculations - Input Validation and a User Controlled Loop
  • Useful Loop Calculations Part 2
  • Working with Files
  • Methods
  • Introduction to Arrays
  • Comparing Arrays
  • Copying Arrays
  • Highest and Lowest values / Sum and Average
  • Arrays with Files and String arrays
  • The ArrayList class
  • 23. Classes And Objects
  • 24. More Classes And Objects
  • Introduction to Android
  • Installing Android Studio
  • Introduction to Android Studio
  • Activity Lifecycle
  • ID Application Part 1
  • ID Application Part 2
  • Challenge (Cricket Chirps)
  • Challenge Solution (Cricket Chirps)
  • Debugging your Application
  • Creating a Signed APK file
  • Introduction to Intents
  • Explicit Intents Part 1
  • Explicit Intents Part 2
  • Implicit Intents
  • Vector Assets
  • Challenge Intents
  • Solution to Intents Challenge Part 1
  • Solution to Intents Challenge Part 2
  • Introduction to Fragments
  • Fragments Part 1
  • Fragments Part 2
  • RecyclerView and CardView Part 1
  • RecyclerView and CardView Part 2
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part1
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part 2
  • Fragments with RecyclerView Part 3
  • Challenge: Fragments with RecyclerView
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 1
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 2
  • Solution to Fragments and RecyclerView Challenge Part 3
  • Floating hint and autocomplete TextView
  • Create a custom ListView
  • Create a custom Toast
  • The Android ActionBar
  • Save user preferences using SharedPreferences
  • Save data using text files
  • Making use of the AsyncTask class
  • Save data by using a SQLite database
  • Android 6 Permissions
  • Read Data from a RSS Feed
  • Send SMSes using the SmsManager class
  • Android Service (Example: Stream music)
  • Introduction to Android App Widgets
  • Advanced App Widget (display data from RSS feed)
  • Introduction to Backendless (MBAAS)
  • Setting up your app for the Backendless SDK
  • Documents to use for this section
  • Creating the Contacts Application
  • Creating the Login and Register Activity
  • Register a New User in Backendless
  • Login a User and Password Reset
  • Keep a User logged in to your app
  • Layouts for New Contact and Contact List
  • Create a new Contact in the Contact Table
  • Getting Contacts in a ListView from a Backendless Table
  • Designing the Layout for the info activity
  • Coding for the Contact Info Activity
  • Edit and Delete a Contact

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  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 11,390 Reviews
  • 216,760 Students
  • 2 Courses

I have been in the teaching profession now for 16 years teaching Mathematics, Java application development and Android application development.

I love to teach people new skills and will go the extra mile for people willing to work hard to pass my courses.

I studied Information Technology and obtained my BSc degree in Information Technology in 2001 and my BSc Honors degree in Information Technology in 2002. I started my teaching career in 2003 and in 2007 obtained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. In January 2016 I obtained my Masters Degree in Education.

I am currently keeping myself busy creating Android applications and improving current systems at companies while also teaching Android application development and Java application development.