Android Mobile App - A Published RSS Reader App
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Android mobile app creation from scratch. End result: A beautiful mobile app published on the Play store.
4.3 (45 ratings)
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1,842 students enrolled
Created by Grant Klimaytys
Last updated 12/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Design and code beautiful Android apps
  • Market themselves as freelance software engineers
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I will take you from beginner to COMPLETELY published on the Google Play Store. NO OTHER COURSE takes you all the way through the process and in so much detail !!

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Really engaging, like the way you explain all the little things, good for us beginners!


-----------You will be published--------------

By the time you're done with this course you will have an app on the Play Store. One that earns passive income from advertising!

That's money STRAIGHT into your pocket!


Please stop buying 'How to code 10 Android apps in 10 days' courses...

There is so much more to Android app development than just plain coding tutorials!

That's why I created this Android development course! No other Android development course takes you from beginner (with no experience) to published. They only show you 'How to make an Android app', wth no reference to all the other parts such as:

  • Signing your Android app
  • Becoming a Google Android developer
  • Creating signing keystrokes for Android
  • Submitting an Android app to the Play Store
  • Marketing through your Android app listing

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Learn the Android development process - from complete beginner to Play Store publishing (no-one else does this, they only show 'how to code' app tutorials)
  • Get paid $100 - $150 per hour to make apps for paying clients
  • Create your own wildly popular apps
  • See the whole development process as it really is.
  • Have a real app you can publish under your own account

This course is not for you if:

  • You are an expert or intermediate programmer

What software do you need?

  • Android studio (free) which needs to be run on a Pc or Mac or Linux

Do you need experience?

  • No. I assume you are a complete beginner to Android development

What makes this course different?

It reveals the true nature of app development - an involved process with many design and usability iterations. Top clients (those with money) will expect a certain level of professionalism and do not mind large bills to match if you bring them value.

My last invoice amounted to £18,000 for a simple, unpublished version 1 app. It was paid off immediately with the project manager commenting 'great value and cheaper than large studios'. He loved it because we had gone through several design stages beforehand, allowing him to get exactly what he envisioned.

If I had simply presented my 'app coding abilities' I would have only been able to charge one third of that amount.

The reality is that making beautiful apps allows you to charge far more and produce fantastic looking work.

That work becomes your calling card, with clients seeking you out instead of the other way around.

The extras you get when taking this course:

  • I break down some app industry guidelines you should follow when creating an Android app (hint: we borrow from other creative industries).
  • You learn to think outside the box, giving you an advantage over all your competitors
  • A good basic grounding in Android Studio app development (and the Java language)
  • An app you can actually publish yourself!
Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who know little to nothing about coding
  • People that want to WOW people on the app store with their designs
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
Introduction and setup
3 Lectures 19:07

I walk you through just what you're going to learn on this course. I also explain why we need more beautiful apps on Android and just how we're going to achieve that on this course.

Preview 02:49

Android Studio is available on Windows, Mac and Linux. The interface is the same on all 3 operating systems so you can take this course on any operating system of your choice.

Installing Android Studio and creating your first project

We walk through what the various tabs and buttons do in Android studio. Learn how to access things quickly in Android Studio.

A quick tour of the Android studio interface
Beautiful Android Apps
3 Lectures 17:54

Beautiful apps are downloaded up to 10x more than plain looking apps. I give you an example of beautiful apps vs ugly apps on the Play store.

Preview 05:44

We steal a few ideas for making a beautiful app from other areas of creative endeavours. Apps following this philosophy will be subtly good looking, without overdoing it. Most importantly they will stick to Google design guidelines. These guidelines are a must for developers looking to support a wide range of devices and form factors out there.

What exactly is beautiful?

Did you know that Apple have a document called the human interface guidelines? It's an excellent document that can teach us a lot about how users interact with a touch screen. It is applicable to all apps, not just on iOS! We also sneak a peek at Androids own Material Design guidelines.

Blasphemy. Using Apples app guidelines for Android apps.
Designing our user experience
1 Lecture 04:59

A user experience (UX) design should be as simple as possible. It must cover the basic functions such as navigating between scenes. It should also consider the emotions initiated in your user when they view a particularly good transition take place, such emotions connect your user to your app, making it less likely they will uninstall it.

Designing our UX
Designing our User Interface in Android Studio
5 Lectures 49:14

We run through installation of the Android simulator and how to open up our app within it. Ensure that HAXM from Intel is installed in the options I show - this improves emulator run speed by a large amount. Alternatively you can run the app on a USB connected Android device

Testing our current user interface in the Android Simulator

We choose a color theme for our app and I show you some of my favourite tools for doing this.

Designing the main screen layout in Android XML

We design the add feed screen using Android layouts. It is a very simple screen with a box (named EditText in the Android world) and one button. Despite being simple we will apply the principles we've learnt to make it look good.

Designing the add feed layout in Android XML

We go through the layout creation of a list of scrolling items (Android ListView).

Designing the edit feeds screen in Android XML

Often a confusing subject, I walk you through the basic Android manifest and styles.xml documents. These allow you to set the theme over the entire app in a consistent manner.

Setting our app theme in the styles.xml file and Android manifest
Creating and navigating between new activities within Android apps
1 Lecture 07:52

We look at how to add new activities and how to start them up. As a bonus we learn the Android navigational pattern introduced in Lollipop and backward compatible to Android 4.

Connecting up our activities using intents
Databases on Android (SQLite)
3 Lectures 49:28

In all of your apps you will need to store data. SQLite databases are the most common and fundamental way to do that. I also explain exactly what a database is.

How to set up an SQLite database in an Android app

We construct the core Java code used to access our SQLite database. We will be able to add, find and delete feeds using this code.

Java code to store and get information from an SQLite database

We learn how to take data input on an Android screen and store it within an SQLite database for later use.

Storing our RSS feed in the SQLite database
List Views and adapters on Android
2 Lectures 29:45

We take a deep dive into the world of list views (known as ListView on Android), a concept you will use over and over again in your coding career. I explain them very clearly using Lego illustrations.

Setting up a ListView adapter for a list of RSS feeds

Discover how to remove rows from a List View and delete that row from the underlying SQLite database at the same time.

Editing a ListView and removing elements
App permissions on Android via manifest.xml
1 Lecture 02:52

Every Android app needs to ask permission for certain activities. We look at how to edit the manifest.xml document to request these.

Preview 02:52
How to use libraries in Android projects
2 Lectures 14:35

Before we install our RSS library we first create the feed item class to hold our feed items. Classes and objects are fundamental to Java, see my other course on Object Orientation if you'd like to understand them fully.

Creating our RSS Feed Item class to use with the library

We install the Simple RSS 2 library available on GitHub. This allows our Java code to seamlessly request RSS items from an external feed.

Installing a library within an Android project
Fetching our feed items and fixing bugs in Android apps
2 Lectures 17:43

We use an asynchronous call to fetch our feeds - and we encounter our first bug! We learn what happens when an Android app crashes (clue: it's not good for user experience!)

Fetching the RSS feed items from the internet (and our first bug)

We learn about error handling and try catch statements. We look at when to them in Java.

Fixing our RSS library bug using 'try' catch'
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About the Instructor
Grant Klimaytys
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Professional App Developer and Teacher

Swift on iOS, a little Java here and there and C# for Xamarin. I'll show you how to use them all!

When you learn from me you learn in an holistic manner. You learn concepts that are applicable to ALL mobile systems.

My aim is to get you qualified mighty fast, with very little hair tearing from frustration!

And what does that mean for you?

You'll be able to make your own apps to earn passive income. Or you could become a freelance developer which I can honestly say it is the best life in the world. You will have no boss and earn an hourly rate of over $100. You can also take holiday whenever you want!

Of course you have to learn how to make good apps first so take my courses now and you will see how easy mobile app development can be!