Become an Android Developer
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We built this Nanodegree program in partnership with Google specifically to support aspiring Android Developers. The curriculum is designed to transform those with intermediate skills and a working knowledge of Java development best practices into specialists with the Android platform. Successful completion of the program means a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, an established credential to affirm your achievements, and your own app on the Google Play Store. If your goal is employment as an Android Developer, this program is exactly what you need to succeed.
Receive personal, in-line code review from our network of expert reviewers for each of your projects, ensuring that you get the actionable feedback you need to make real progress.
Learn with the support of mentors from the very beginning of the program, and join a rich community of learners on a dedicated forum.
Receive personalized support on your résumé, LinkedIn and GitHub profiles, along with technical interview prep, and set up a Udacity career profile to maximize your appeal to employers.
This Nanodegree program was developed with experts at Google to teach you the essential skills you need to become an Android Developer
The Android Developer Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in Android development, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.Designed to prepare you for career success in Android development.
Android Developers are in high demand. Create your professional portfolio with Udacity and open up a world of opportunities. Our hiring partners are eager to meet you.Create your portfolio and open up a world of opportunities.
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“We are building this curriculum with Udacity because we believe it reflects what developers everywhere should know.”— PETER LUBBERS, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR DEVELOPER TRAINING AT GOOGLE
James Williams is the Android Curriculum Lead at Udacity, where he also creates Web development courses. He is the author of “HTML5 Game Programming,” and runs obstacle course/adventure races in his spare time.
Reto Meier has been part of Android Developer Relations at Google since 2009, and leads Google’s Scalable Developer Advocacy team. He is the author of the “Professional Android Application Development” book series from Wrox.
Dan Galpin is a Developer Advocate for Android at Google, focusing on Android performance tuning, developer training, and games. He has over 10 years of experience in mobile, developing at almost every layer of the phone stack.
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Jocelyn Becker wrote the developer documentation for the first external Google API in 2004, and has been teaching developers to use Google APIs and technologies ever since. She has managed the creation of many of the Android courses built by Google and Udacity.
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.
Lyla Fujiwara is an Android Developer Advocate at Google. Prior to joining Google, Lyla worked at Udacity on the Android Developer and Android Basics Nanodegree teams. She’s taught on three continents and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.
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.
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.
Asser Samak is a Content Developer at Udacity, with over 9 years experience in software engineering, and a great passion for teaching. He also teaches Udacity’s Java course series.
Nikita Gamolsky was an early graduate of the Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree program. Since then, he’s joined the Google Developer Training team to educate and inspire mobile developers around the world.
Cezanne is an expert in computer vision with an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Inspired by anyone with the drive and imagination to learn something new, she aims to create more inclusive and effective STEM education.
Jeremy Silver writes Android games, loves automating repetitive tasks, and is determined to take all the mystery out of programming. You can catch him on the ski slopes, falling out of planes, or hacking away into the wee hours.
Jose Nieto became an Android Developer after graduating from the Android Nanodegree program. He is now a Content Developer at Udacity, where he builds learning experiences for thousands of future Android Developers worldwide.
It was a great experience learning with this program. I feel very confident with Android Development after completion. The code reviews were very beneficial for me!
It is an amazing program!! I recommend it to everyone for sure!! If someone wants to be an Android Developer, then this program is the best option by far ;) Thanks for the knowledge!!!
What makes this learning experience so unique is not only the tight integration of up-to-date course material, project reviews by experienced real-world developers and the thriving community, but also the ecosystem of helpful tools, mentorship, meet-ups, hackathons etc. While the challenges can be demanding at times, (and while I've hit a wall more than once) there's always help available and also encouraging and elevating feedback from students, mentors and the Udacity team alike, so you don't really feel left alone, ever. This course has made me aware of a ton of things (from tiny to huge), of which I had only a faint idea or wasn't even aware were there to know "out in the wild" at all. And a good deal of these is to be attributed to the community. Also, learning how other students have approached/dealt with a given problem (be it code-related, or maybe with regards to time management or other topics) has often helped me to see my own approach from a different perspective. So, I found this to be an invaluable source of ideas, "gotchas", tips and tricks, which otherwise I would have had a hard time to find out on my own (if at all). In essence: it's been a great journey! Thanks, Udacity & Google!
I loved the program, thanks a lot, I would like to see more in architecture design but I understand is hard to update the programs. Thanks a los for all your efforts
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During your 4-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews. Develop cloud-connected Android Apps, use 3P libraries, and create a total user experience
In your second term, you'll learn to customize your Gradle build, apply Material Design principles, and finally publish your Android app to Google Play.
Android dominates the market of mobile operating systems, with over 80 percent of the global market share. According to the 2017 Stack Overflow Job Trends Report, Android Developer is one of the Top-3 most in-demand developer positions in the job market.
In this Nanodegree program, you’ll learn best practices for Android and mobile development, build a portfolio of Android apps, and publish your own app to Google Play. By the end of the program, you will have the skills you need to become a professional Android Developer.
This Nanodegree program is designed to prepare you for a job as a professional, junior-level Android Developer within a wide range of organizations and environments: from large corporations where you’d likely be part of a development team, to entrepreneurial start-ups and contract projects where you could be working independently to deliver an application.
If you are a Java programmer who is interested in mastering the Android platform and building top-rated Android apps, this is the program for you.
The best way to see if you are ready for this Nanodegree program is to check out our free Developing Android Apps course. This is the first course in the program. If you are comfortable taking this course, you should be ready to enroll in the Android Developer Nanodegree program.
If you are not ready for this intermediate-level program, or if you are new to programming, please check out our Android Basics Nanodegree program instead of the Android Developer Nanodegree program.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
In order to succeed in this Nanodegree program, we strongly recommend that you are proficient in Java. We use Java exclusively for our example code and require you to submit your coding in Java.
If you are proficient in another object-oriented programming language like Python or C++, you should be able to complete the program successfully as long as you are comfortable learning Java throughout the Nanodegree program.
You also must have experience working with and sharing code using git and GitHub. If you lack this background, we recommend the following courses:
If you are new to programming and want to get started developing Android apps, we recommend you check out our Android Basics Nanodegree program.
You will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
This Nanodegree is structured in two (2) terms. Each term is 4 months in duration.
There are eight (8) total projects in the complete Nanodegree program, which are designed to give you an opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned in each lesson. You must complete all projects in both terms order to graduate.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes. You must complete all projects during the Term period.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
All students will need a personal computer that is capable of running Android Studio. Please see the System Requirements listed on the Android Studio download page and ensure that your computer meets these minimum requirements.
Access to an Android device is helpful, but not necessary. You may use the emulator in Android Studio to run your apps if you do not have a physical Android device.