Android Development for Newbies (8+ Hours of Content)

Learn everything that you need to know to develop Android applications for fun and profit.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (2,131 ratings)
138,429 students
Android Development for Newbies (8+ Hours of Content)
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (2,131 ratings)
138,439 students
You will learn to develop and distribute Android apps

Requirements

  • Desire to learn
  • Basic Java skills
  • A PC / Mac / Linux Box that can run Java, Eclipse and Android SDK
Description

** ONLY FREE ANDROID COURSE WITH 8+ HOURS OF CONTENT **

There goes a chinese proverb - "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand."

The highest degree of learning takes place with your involvement. And this course is designed to do exactly that. This course introduces you to the basics of Android development. You will need some Java fundamentals to get started. If you are not sure about the difference between an abstract class and an interface you might have to refresh your Java concepts before proceeding.

Also, if you are new to Java I recommend John Purcell's Java Course, in order to acquire the minimal Java programming skills required to step into Android development.

I've also got you some companion code which you can download from the appropriate lectures. You'll be working on the source code along with me, so that you could get a good grasp on the concepts you will eventually be introduced to. At the end of this course you'll be able to write and deploy AWESOME!! apps to Google Play.

How is this course designed?

  • Comprehensive - Contains lessons and exercises that enable you to develop real-world Android applications.
  • Simple & Sequential - To keep complexity at bay, the course introduces you to independent concepts initially and then reveals more of the complex stuff.
  • Focused towards Results - This is the same course that we use internally at our mobile app startup, to train new talents.
  • Hands-on Sessions - I guide you through sessions building apps and writing code snippets clearly explaining every line of code.
  • Drills - Easy-to-moderate beginner level exercises in which you get the opportunity to practice what you've learnt and verify the same.
  • Elaborate Videos - Learn Android concepts in a thorough manner, I've made sure that all WHYs and HOWs you need to know are covered.

Since this course is for beginners, I highly recommend you to take this course sequentially. You can pick on random videos, but remember - the complexity increases down the road so it is imperative that you take them one by one.

What makes me qualified?

  • Started out as an indie Android developer in 2009 and have programmed for Android since the Cupcake days (Android 1.5).
  • Developed more than 100 Android apps till date, including games and other apps that use the Android NDK.
  • Contributed open-source libraries for Android that improve developer productivity, notable ones are Android Saripaar, Simple Section Adapter, and Instant Adapter.
  • Bootstrapped a startup and currently have 9 developers working on Android and iOS.
  • Training people since 2005 ;)

What are you waiting for? Gear up and lets have some fun!!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with basic Java skills
Course content
11 sections • 75 lectures • 8h 3m total length
  • Course Introduction
    01:11
  • Updated for Android Studio: Getting all you need
    03:41
  • (Skip for Android Studio) Reorganizing Eclipse in 2-Minutes
    03:24
  • Getting a brand new device - VIRTUALLY
    07:07
  • 2 More reasons to use Chrome
    01:56
  • Setting up the PATH (Windows)
    01:49
  • Setting up the PATH (Mac & Ubuntu)
    03:33
  • Verifying your PATH
    01:26
  • Genymotion - A Faster Emulator*
    04:02
  • Objectives
    00:51
  • Traffic Lights Kickstart
    16:40
  • Traffic Lights, turning them ON and OFF
    20:27
  • Drill - Traffic Lights
    00:56
  • Introducing Views
    17:26
  • Drill - Simple Interest Calculator
    01:27
  • Logging in Android
    11:02
  • Using the Devices View in Eclipse
    03:37
  • Troubleshooting - Gosh… My ADB is dead!
    02:58
  • Device Deployment Groundwork
    01:52
  • Deploying to a Device
    00:28
  • Skills Checklist
    7 questions
  • NEW: Creating a New Android Project
    04:09
  • NEW: Project Structure Explained
    10:31
  • Creating a New Android Project
    05:36
  • Getting a grasp on the Project Folders
    06:07
  • Hallo, Salve, Bonjour with Strings
    09:03
  • Formatted String Resources
    07:26
  • French fluency in your App
    08:27
  • String Resources - FAQs
    01:27
  • What's a Context?
    04:43
  • Red, Blue, Green and Color
    07:10
  • Bitmap Drawables
    05:46
  • Is that a flooring? - Using Tiled Bitmaps
    05:29
  • Built-in Resources
    06:36
  • TextView, Custom Fonts and HTML
    09:14
  • Using links with TextView
    05:38
  • A chat with ImageView
    05:51
  • Compound Drawables to the Rescue
    05:46
  • Putting things 'Linear'ly in a 'Layout'
    05:22
  • RelativeLayout - 'Grand Master' of all Layouts
    05:59
  • Organizing Views in TableLayout
    05:45
  • Scrolling UIs larger than Screen
    05:21
  • Nested Layouts
    04:18
  • CheckBoxes to keep your options open
    06:58
  • RadioButtons - Pick one, just one
    06:51
  • Building your UI with XML
    08:27
  • Width & Height Attributes
    05:29
  • Using the Android SDK Reference
    09:38
  • Real Estate around your Views
    04:48
  • Customizing Widgets with State Drawables
    05:49
  • 'Fancy' Favorite Button
    10:34
  • ImageButton and Backgrounds
    04:54
  • Myth Busted: Glossy Buttons and 9 Patches
    11:21
  • The Updated 9 Patch Tool*
    06:42
  • Presenting your data in a ListView
    06:43
  • Transitioning to the ListActivity
    06:27
  • Beautify your List #2 - Get it Working
    09:52
  • Beautify your List #3 - Right way to do it
    12:43
  • Bring up that Context Menu
    07:56
  • Adding Functionality to the Context Menu Items
    05:38
  • ListView Updates
    04:16
  • Use a GridView, if you need a Grid
    13:07
  • Let's raise a Toast
    07:34
  • Showing Dialogs
    08:37
  • 'Stubborn' Modal Dialogs
    02:13
  • List Dialog in Action
    10:19
  • Vibrating your Phone
    09:11
  • Opening a Webpage
    03:56
  • Making Phone Calls
    04:28
  • How to send a SMS?
    04:28
  • Sending Emails
    07:32
  • How to check if an Intent is supported?
    06:51
  • Starting Activities
    06:12
  • Passing additional information as Extras
    08:30
  • Writing and Reading Preferences
    09:57

Instructor
Android Enthusiast and Entrepreneur
Ragunath Jawahar
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 2,142 Reviews
  • 138,490 Students
  • 3 Courses

Ragunath Jawahar has been programming since he was 14. He perceives programming as a beautiful blend of art and science. Jawahar began programming in Java since 2008 and has mastered the language ever since. He strongly believes, practices and preaches object-oriented principles, design patterns and distributed version control systems. He has been working on a number of Java frameworks and began Android programming in 2010. Jawahar has been developing apps starting from Cupcake and is committed to develop apps for Android. He believes in open-source software and has authored a number of open-source libraries that significantly improve productivity for Android Developers. You can check them from his Github page.