Android Developer Specialization

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.
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What will you learn

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. This program is aimed at developers with 1-2 years of experience programming in Java or another objectoriented programming language like Python or C#. If you don’t have this experience, we recommend you first complete our Android Basics Nanodegree program or its individual classes prior to starting this program. Experience with git and GitHub is highly recommended. If you don’t have this experience, please take our free course on using git and GitHub prior to starting this Nanodegree program. In addition, taking our free course “GitHub & Collaboration” would also be beneficial to you..
Prerequisites
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.
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.

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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.

PROJECT
Sandwich Club
Build a layout and populate its fields from data received as JSON. This short first project will help prepare you for upcoming projects in the program.

 
PROJECT
Popular Movies, Stage 1
Build a simple movies app that communicates with the internet and provides a responsive user experience. In this project, you’ll fetch data from the Internet with the MovieDB API, use adapters and custom list layouts to populate list views, and incorporate libraries to simplify your code.

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. PROJECT Baking App Create an app to view video walkthroughs of recipes. In this project, you’ll handle media loading, verify your user interfaces with UI tests, integrate third-party libraries, and provide a complete UX with home screen widget.
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. PROJECT Make Your App Material In this project, you’ll update the look and feel of an app to meet Material Design specifications using design elements, surfaces, and transitions across multiple form factors.
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.
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Apply your skills to practical projects and develop a portfolio that demonstrates your job readiness to potential employers. You will need to finish the projects correctly to get your certificate.

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