Notifications and app widgets are the best ways to present timely information to your users. This course will teach you how to build notifications in a variety of styles and train you how to build app widgets that communicate with your app.
Surfacing important data to your users is critical for a user-friendly app. In this course, Android Apps with Kotlin: Notifications and App Widgets, you will learn the essential skills needed to create Android notifications and home screen app widgets. First, you will learn how to create a basic notification using Android Studio and Android's notification framework. Next, you will discover how to launch your app from a notification and present the users with a specific activity. Then, you will explore a variety of notification styles suitable for many different use cases. Finally, you will see how to provide your users with convenient data and controls right on the Android home screen with home screen app widgets. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to keep your users up to date and engaged with timely notifications and convenient app widgets.
Brendan is an Android and game developer. He has a passion for well designed, engaging software. He was a designer and engineer for the game Magnetic by Nature (https://store.steampowered.com/app/296510/Magnetic_By_Nature/). He is experienced with Android in the Enterprise and spoke and Google's AFW event in 2017.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Brendan Wanlass, and welcome to my course: Android Apps with Kotlin: Notifications and App Widgets. I'm the Android architect at SoFi, a finance tech company. I've worked as a professional Android developer at small startups and large multi-national corporations. I have a passion for Android development and love helping others to explore the exciting platform. Notifications and app widgets are essential parts of today's best apps. This course is part of the Android Apps with Kotlin learning path, and we'll cover everything you need to know to get started with notifications and home screen widgets. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Android notifications with Kotlin, starting activities with notifications, styling notifications, and home screen widgets with Kotlin. By the end of this course, you'll know how to take your app's functionality outside the normal app confines and into the Android home screen and status bar with engaging notifications and home screen widgets. From here, continue your learning by completing the Android Apps with Kotlin learning path, and check out courses on cloud messaging with Firebase. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to create notifications and widgets with my course: Android Apps with Kotlin: Notifications and App Widgets, at Pluralsight.