Advanced Android App Development
Productionize and Publish Your Apps
About this Course
Ready to level-up your skills as an Android developer? In this course, you will learn how to make your app production-ready by developing a variety of different sample apps, each designed to showcase advanced capabilities of the Android platform, including fragments, widgets, media playback, and testing. You’ll learn how to create UI tests using the Espresso framework, to leverage third-party libraries and services like ExoPlayer and Firebase Cloud Messaging, and use Google APIs to make your app aware of its location. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to publish your own app to the Google Play Store, where you can reach and engage users across the globe.
Approx. 6 weeks
Included in Product
Rich Learning Content
Taught by Industry Pros
What You Will Learn
- Use fragments to build responsive and flexible layouts
- Build an AndroidMe app to create and customize Android characters
- Use the principles of Material Design to ensure your app works on multiple screen sizes
- Save time and increase your app’s functionality by leveraging libraries
- Learn how to implement the Google Mobile Vision library for facial recognition
Firebase Cloud Messaging
- Use Firebase Cloud Messaging to connect an app to a server
- Build a Squawker app to deliver instructor messages (“squawks”) to users
- Use Google APIs to make your app aware of its location
- Build a ShushMe app that silences your phone based on its location
- Use ExoPlayer, an open source library, to implement a media player
- Build a Classical Music Quiz app that renders audio and video
- Make your app stand out with widgets
- Allow users to interact more frequently with your app
- Learn about the Android Testing Support Library
- Use Espresso to run user interface (UI) testing on your app
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course assumes you have taken Developing Android Apps, or have an equivalent background as an Android developer. We also assume you are familiar with using GitHub, which we use to share code. Take our course on Using Git and GitHub if you need this background.
Access to an Android device is helpful, but you may use an emulator if you prefer.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Why Take This Course
This course will show you what it takes to ship polished apps, whether you’re part of a development team, an independent app developer, or simply a programmer interested in Android development best practices.
What do I get?
- Instructor videos
- Learn by doing exercises
- Taught by industry professionals