About this Course

In this course, you will learn about the importance of data persistence when building an Android app. We'll introduce you to the fundamentals of SQL, the programming language needed to interact with an SQLite relational database. SQLite is a commonly used method to store large sets of data locally on an Android device.

You'll also learn how to work with Content Providers, which help your data storage to be bug free and to be shared, if you choose, with other apps.

If you’re curious about the road even farther ahead, these are the free courses that make up the Android Basics Nanodegree, in order:

Course Cost
Approx. 8 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Android Basics: Data Storage


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Course Leads

Katherine Kuan

Katherine Kuan


Jessica Lin

Jessica Lin


What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course assumes you have taken Android for Beginners, Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps, and Android Basics: Networking.

You will also need Android Studio installed on your computer.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Data storage is an important facet of your favorite Android apps, and it can help you make compelling apps! Data storage allows your users to leave their mark on your app and have that mark persist over time.

Additionally, building data storage into your Android app is a skill that many employers look for when selecting Android developers.

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals