Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps
About this Course
This course is a part of the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google.
Android apps are everywhere and learning to build them can be a fantastic career move. Continue on your Android app development education and learn to build multi-screen apps!
This course is designed for students who have completed the Android for Beginners course. You don’t need any programming experience besides that course!
Learning anything new can be tough. We will walk you through the process of making Android apps, but to get the most out of this course, bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us. It will be an adventure!
By the end of the course, you’ll build a language-learning app that you can share with your friends.
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. 2 months
Included in Product
Rich Learning Content
Taught by Industry Pros
What You Will Learn
Intents and Activities
- Introduce yourself to the Miwok language app and create multiple screens within the app.
- Build Activities and link them together using Intents and a learn new way of using buttons.
- Learn and practice how to structure apps with multiple screens for an intuitive user experience
Data, Loops, and Custom Classes
- Begin to harness the real power of object-oriented programming by building your own custom class to store real-life data.
- Leverage the power of loops when displaying lots of data to a user.
- Store information in efficient data structures and learn how to efficiently display the data in a scrolling list.
Images and Visual Polish
- Gorgeous apps not only delight users, they captivate them to stay - follow us through easy steps to visually polish your app.
- Learn how to add images to your app and how to refine the layout and user interface.
- Learn and practice as we guide you through steps all developer utilize when scoping out a new feature.
Audio and Libraries
- Make use of the vast Android ecosystem as you learn to play audio in your app using an external library.
- Leverage the Android's activity lifecycle and audio to create interactive and audible user experiences.
- Continue to cement the foundations of Android that will help you to continue building dynamic apps.
Navigation Patterns Using Fragments
- In this optional lesson, you'll respond to a designer's feedback and re-build the layout of the Miwok app with a slick user interface.
- Through the process of refactoring an app's user interface, learn about a new navigation pattern that uses fragments and tabs.
Prerequisites and Requirements
The only pre-requisite for this course is the Android for Beginners course. Once you've completed Android for Beginners, you'll be ready to continue your education and learn to build more complex apps with this course!
As with that class, however, you do need a computer that can run Android Studio (see Android Studio's System Requirements for details).
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Why Take This Course
With over 1.4 billion Android devices worldwide and 82% market share, Android offers you unprecedented opportunities to build apps that can be used by people around the world.
The next billion people coming online will interact with the internet for the very first time on a mobile device. Building for Android gives you the best opportunity to reach these users and make an impact -- both in your community, and on the world.
What do I get?
- Instructor videos
- Learn by doing exercises
- Taught by industry professionals