Android Developer Nanodegree
Become an Android Developer
Learn to develop for Android and transform your career outlook! This Nanodegree will provide a guided, efficient path for an intermediate developer with little or no experience on mobile platforms to emerge as an Android Developer.
By the end of the Nanodegree, you’ll have a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, and will even publish your own app on the Google Play Store as part of the Capstone project.
This is an Intermediate Nanodegree: Entering students are expected to have prior experience building applications (web or mobile) in Java or another object-oriented programming language.
This will be a challenging and rewarding journey that will take a novice programmer 9 months or longer to complete, spending an estimated 10 hours per week on the coursework. Do you have the dedication and mindset to sustain you through it? If you’re not sure, please check out the courses and projects, listed under Nanodegree Structure, before making this commitment.
This is not a ?Zero to Hero? program. Entering students are expected to have prior experience building applications (web or mobile) in Java or another object-oriented programming language.
You should have at least 1-2 years of experience in Java or another object-oriented programming language prior to enrolling.
If you have no prior programming experience, we recommend you take our Android Development for Beginners course, also built with Google. You should also learn foundational Java programming concepts before enrolling in this Nanodegree. Our Intro to Java course may be a good place to start.
Technical Skills and Requirements
You will submit your projects on GitHub, and must have a GitHub handle and know how to share code prior to enrolling. Take our course on How to Use Git and GitHub if you need to learn how to do this.
You will build your apps in Android Studio, and will need to install it on your machine to complete your Nanodegree projects. If you don’t have Android Studio installed, see our mini-course on How to Install Android Studio for instructions.
Dedication and Mindset
In addition to 1-2 years of prior programming experience and intermediate technical skills, students are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:
Resourcefulness: Ability to search for and find solutions in documentation, backed by the belief that all problems in code are discoverable;
Grit: Ability to work through challenges and persevere when code breaks and tests fail.
Growth Mindset: Belief that intelligence is NOT a fixed entity, and can be boosted by hard work in the process of learning and practice.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Nanodegree Program Structure
Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals
Advanced Android App Development: Productionize and Publish Your App
Google Play Services
Google Play Services: Location and Context
Google Play Services: Analytics
Google Play Services: AdMob
Google Play Services: Maps
Google Play Services: Identity
Gradle for Android and Java: Build Better Apps Through Automation
Android Design for Developers: Make Your Apps Material
Android Ubiquitous Computing: Extend Apps to Wearables, TV and Auto
Nanodegree Project Portfolio
Personal App Portfolio
Design and build an app that shows off the apps that you’ll create as part of this Nanodegree.
Popular Movies, Stage 1
Build an app to help users discover popular and recent movies. You will build a clean UI, sync to a server, and present information to the user.
Popular Movies, Stage 2
Add onto your project from Stage 1 with a detail view for each movie, allowing users to ?f…
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