Nanodegree Program

Android Basics by Google

Learn the basics for Android programming with Udacity and Google

No programming experience? No Problem! Start developing Android apps today.

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Why Take An Android Basics Nanodegree Program?

Want to learn Android programming basics, but don’t know where to start? In this Nanodegree program, we’ll show you the way. We developed this curriculum with Google for true beginners interested in developing apps for the next billion Android users!


Why Take An Android Basics Nanodegree Program?

82 billion
Android app installs in 2016

Personalized Support and Mentorship
Personalized Support and Mentorship

Personalized Support and Mentorship

Learn with the support of mentors from the very beginning of the program, and connect with thousands of fellow students on dedicated Udacity-moderated forums.

Code Review on All Your Projects

Code Review on All Your Projects

Receive personal, in-line code review from our network of code reviewers for each of your projects, ensuring that you get the feedback you need to make real progress.

Build Apps for Social Good
Build Apps for Social Good

Build Apps for Social Good

Android’s global reach led us to incorporate a theme of social good into the curriculum—you’ll build apps that help solve real problems, from preserving a dying Native American language, to monitoring seismic activity.

Accelerate Your Journey

Accelerate Your Journey

After you learn the Android programming basics, you’ll be prepared to take your skills to the next level in our Android Developer Nanodegree program, where you’ll learn how to be job-ready as professional Android Developer.

What You Will Learn

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Syllabus

Android Basics Nanodegree Program

We built this curriculum with Google for aspiring Android developers who are new to programming to ensure that you get the real-world skills you need to know how to build an Android app and accelerate your journey towards becoming a professional Android Developer.

We built this curriculum with Google to ensure that you get the real-world skills you need to start building apps and accelerate your journey towards professional Android Development.

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3 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

Students should be motivated to learn and be comfortable with basic computer skills like managing files, navigating the Internet and running programs. Additionally, they should have access to a computer that can run Android Studio.See detailed requirements.

  • Android Basics: User Interface

    Learn how to transform hand-drawn app designs into layouts using the XML markup language, and use Views and ViewGroups to display images and text.

    Build a Single Screen App
  • Android Basics: User Input

    Harness the power of Java to build a coffee-ordering app, use variables to add interactivity to your app, and learn the basics of object-oriented programming.

    Score Keeper AppQuiz App
  • Android Basics: Multi-Screen Apps

    Learn how to show multiple screens, and add audio and images to an app. Learn how Android handles touch events, and make visual changes to add polish to your app.

    Musical Structure AppTour Guide App
  • Android Basics: Networking

    Discover the power of Web APIs and how to use them, and learn the basics of networking in Android, including HTTP networking, JSON parsing, and threads.

    News App
We are building this curriculum with Udacity because we believe it reflects what developers everywhere should know.
— PETER LUBBERS, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR DEVELOPER TRAINING AT GOOGLE

Learn with the best

Katherine Kuan
Katherine Kuan

CURRICULUM DIRECTOR

Katherine Kuan, formerly a Developer Advocate at Google, was a software engineer on the Android Apps team for Google Keep, Google Play, and the People app.

Jessica Lin
Jessica Lin

CURRICULUM LEAD

Jessica Lin is the Android Basics Curriculum Lead at Udacity, teaching various aspects of the Android development ecosystem. When untethered from her devices, she can be found training for her next Muay Thai competition.

Jennie Kim Eldon
Jennie Kim Eldon

PRODUCT LEAD

Jennie Kim Eldon is the Product Lead for Android and iOS Nanodegree programs at Udacity, where she previously worked as a software engineer. Before Udacity, she served at the US State Department, leading programs for women and girls in Afghanistan.

Asser Samak
Asser Samak

INSTRUCTOR

Asser Samak is a Content Developer at Udacity, with over 9 years experience in software engineering, and a great passion for teaching. He also teaches Udacity’s Java course series.

Lyla Fujiwara
Lyla Fujiwara

INSTRUCTOR

Lyla Fujiwara is an Android Developer Advocate at Google. Prior to joining Google, Lyla worked at Udacity on the Android Developer and Android Basics Nanodegree teams. She’s taught on three continents and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis

INSTRUCTOR

Joe Lewis has been working with Google Analytics since 2014, and is an author of several books on web development. He is also a professionally-trained classical bassist with a masters degree from New England Conservatory and an avid mountain biker.

Vicky Tu
Vicky Tu

INSTRUCTOR

Vicky Tu is a Course Manager for Android Basics at Udacity, and an Android app developer. In her free time, she enjoys playing with dogs and dancing.

Chris Lei
Chris Lei

INSTRUCTOR

Curriculum Lead for the Android and Android Basics Nanodegree programs at Udacity, Chris is inspired and humbled by all who embrace computing as a medium to realize their dreams. He holds an M.S in Embedded Systems and a B.S in Computer Engineering.

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Term
Android Basics Nanodegree program
$599 USD

total

During your 3-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.

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