Android Basics: Data Storage
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:
Approx. 8 weeks
Included in Product
Rich Learning Content
Taught by Industry Pros
What You Will Learn
- Learn how to store app data in an SQLite database - a widely used industry data structure.
- Efficiently structure your app data tables.
- Learn the basics of SQL and practice reading, modifying, and deleting data from a database.
Adding SQLite to Your App
- Hook up a database to your Android app.
- Setup a Contract class.
- Read and write information from the database and handle a Cursor object.
Building a ContentProvider
- Learn how basics of a ContentProvider and add one to your app.
- Learn to design URIs for your ContentProvider.
- Implement the required functions to use your ContentProvider.
Prerequisites and Requirements
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 videos
- Learn by doing exercises
- Taught by industry professionals