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Android Basics by Google

Nanodegree Program

No programming experience? No Problem! Start developing Android apps today.

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05Days07Hrs48Min24Sec

  • Estimated time
    3 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    August 24, 2022

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    No Experience Required

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  • Google

What you will learn

  1. Android Basics Nanodegree Program

    3 months to complete

    We built this curriculum with Google for aspiring Android developers who are new to programming to ensure that you get the real-world skills you need to know how to build and accelerate your journey towards becoming a professional Android Developer.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Students should be motivated to learn and be comfortable with basic computer skills like managing files, navigating the Internet and running programs. Additionally, they should have access to a computer that can run Android Studio.

    1. Android Basics: User Interface

      Learn how to transform hand-drawn app designs into layouts using the XML markup language, and use Views and ViewGroups to display images and text.

    2. Android Basics: User Input

      Harness the power of Java to build a coffee-ordering app, use variables to add interactivity to your app, and learn the basics of object-oriented programming.

    3. Android Basics: Multi-Screen Apps

      Learn how to show multiple screens, and add audio and images to an app. Learn how Android handles touch events, and make visual changes to add polish to your app.

    4. Android Basics: Networking

      Discover the power of Web APIs and how to use them, and learn the basics of networking in Android, including HTTP networking, JSON parsing, and threads.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Content co-created with Google
    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Katherine Kuan

    INSTRUCTOR

    Katherine Kuan, formerly a Developer Advocate at Google, was a software engineer on the Android Apps team for Google Keep, Google Play, and the People app.

  • Jessica Lin

    INSTRUCTOR

    Jessica Lin is the Android Basics Curriculum Lead at Udacity, teaching various aspects of the Android development ecosystem. When untethered from her devices, she can be found training for her next Muay Thai competition.

  • Jennie Kim Eldon

    PRODUCT LEAD

    Jennie Kim Eldon is the Product Lead for Android and iOS Nanodegree programs at Udacity, where she previously worked as a software engineer. Before Udacity, she served at the US State Department, leading programs for women and girls in Afghanistan.

  • Asser Samak

    Android Developer Advocate at Google

    Aser has been building educational Android apps with Udacity & Google for the past 4 years, he enjoys teaching with a focus on best-practices and building a solid foundation at an early stage. Aser loves solving the Rubik’s cube which is featured in many of his videos - try to find them all.

  • Lyla Fujiwara

    Android Developer Advocate at Google

    Lyla authored many of the fundamental Android samples and trainings for Android Jetpack, Kotlin and testing. She's also had the honor of teaching everyone from high-school students to senior developers how to make Android apps. These days, she's part of the team bringing you the Google News Android app.

  • Joe Lewis

    INSTRUCTOR

    Joe Lewis has been working with Google Analytics since 2014, and is an author of several books on web development. He is also a professionally-trained classical bassist with a masters degree from New England Conservatory and an avid mountain biker.

  • Vicky Tu

    INSTRUCTOR

    Vicky Tu is a Course Manager for Android Basics at Udacity, and an Android app developer. In her free time, she enjoys playing with dogs and dancing.

  • Chris Lei

    INSTRUCTOR

    Chris is inspired and humbled by all who embrace computing as a medium to realize their dreams. He holds an M.S in Embedded Systems and a B.S in Computer Engineering.

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