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 and the Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps 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 an app that gets you up to date earthquake information!

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
Free
Timeline
Approx. 5 weeks
Skill Level
Beginner
Included in Course
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Join the Path to Greatness

This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Android Basics Nanodegree Program.

Free Course

Android Basics: Networking

by Google

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Chris Lei
    Chris Lei

    Instructor

  • Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

JSON Parsing

  • Discover the power of Web Apis and how they can be used in an Android App.
  • Get practice reading API documentation and learn how to request data from an API using a web browser.
  • Learn the essentials of JSON, a common HTTP Response format.
Lesson 1

JSON Parsing

  • Discover the power of Web Apis and how they can be used in an Android App.
  • Get practice reading API documentation and learn how to request data from an API using a web browser.
  • Learn the essentials of JSON, a common HTTP Response format.
Lesson 2

HTTP Networking

  • Harness the essentials of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to exchange data between an Android device and a web server.
  • Learn about the components that are needed to compose an HTTP GET Request.
  • Harness the HttpUrlConnection class to compose a request to the USGS API.
Lesson 2

HTTP Networking

  • Harness the essentials of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to exchange data between an Android device and a web server.
  • Learn about the components that are needed to compose an HTTP GET Request.
  • Harness the HttpUrlConnection class to compose a request to the USGS API.
Lesson 3

Threads and Parallelism

  • Learn about how you can use threads to do time consuming work in the background while keeping an Android App's User Interface fast and responsive.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of AsyncTask and Loaders, two important threading options exposed by the Android Framework.
  • Discover how to persist user settings using Shared Preferences.
Lesson 3

Threads and Parallelism

  • Learn about how you can use threads to do time consuming work in the background while keeping an Android App's User Interface fast and responsive.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of AsyncTask and Loaders, two important threading options exposed by the Android Framework.
  • Discover how to persist user settings using Shared Preferences.

Prerequisites and Requirements

The only pre-requisites for this course are the Android for Beginners course and the Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps course. Once you've completed both, you'll be ready to continue your education and learn to build networked apps with this course!

As with those classes, 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.

Android Path

Which learning path is right for me?

When it comes to Android, Udacity has a variety of Nanodegree programs and courses of all levels for you to choose from. Find out which courses are right for you with this quick guide.

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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

Thanks for your interest!

We'll be in touch soon.

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