Nanodegree Program

Become an Android Developer

Start your career as an Android developer. Learn best practices for mobile development, build a portfolio of apps, and publish your own app to Google Play.

We are no longer accepting new enrollments in this program

The Android Developer Nanodegree program, which focused on Android development with Java, is no longer open for enrollment. We recommend the Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree program as the best option for you to master Android app development.

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What You Will Learn

Syllabus

Android Developer

We built this Nanodegree program in partnership with Google for students with intermediate programming skills who want to become professional Android developers. By the end of this program, you’ll have a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, including your own app on Google Play.

We built this app development course in partnership with Google for students with intermediate programming skills who want to become professional Android developers.

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4 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

You should have 1-2 years of experience programming in Java or another object-oriented language like Python or C++, and must be proficient using Git and GitHub.See detailed requirements.

  • Welcome to Your Nanodegree program

    Welcome! Here’s an overview of the program where you’ll create an Android app, along with some helpful resources to get you started.

  • Developing Android Apps

    Work with instructors step-by-step to build a cloud-connected Android app. Blending theory and practice, learn how to build great apps the right way.

    Sandwich Club
    Popular Movies, Stage 1
    Popular Movies, Stage 2
  • Advanced Android App Development

    Make your apps more responsive, and create a total user experience with home screen widgets, third-party libraries, and more. Also, learn to deeply integrate rich media, test user interfaces, and publish to Google Play.

    Baking App
  • Gradle for Android and Java

    Learn how to customize your Gradle build, and explore advanced topics like app testing, configuring free vs. paid apps, and creating and integrating libraries.

    Build It Bigger
  • Material Design for Android Developers

    Apply the design principles that define Android's visual language to your apps, using material design elements, transitions and graphics, across multiple form factors.

    Make Your App Material
  • Capstone Project

    Integrate all you've learned in this program to bring your own app idea to life, and publish your app to Google Play.

    Capstone, Stage 1 - Design
    Capstone, Stage 2 - Build
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All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

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

Technical mentor support

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

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.
Flexible learning program

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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Learn with the best

James Williams
James Williams

Curriculum Lead

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
Reto Meier

INSTRUCTOR

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
Dan Galpin

Android Developer Advocate at Google

Dan has been on the Android team for over 10 years, working on app design, architecture, performance, and development best practices. He's passionate about teaching, and has been inspired by stories from students over the years about how these courses have helped to change the trajectory of their lives and careers.

Jocelyn Becker
Jocelyn Becker

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

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
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.

Lyla Fujiwara
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.

Jennie Kim Eldon
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.

Jessica Lin
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.

Asser Samak
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.

Nikita Gamolsky
Nikita Gamolsky

INSTRUCTOR

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 Camacho
Cezanne Camacho

Course Developer

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
Jeremy Silver

INSTRUCTOR

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
Jose Nieto

INSTRUCTOR

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.

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