This course will teach you how to make your Android app connect to a web service and retrieve JSON data from the web, show it with a RecyclerView and persist data with SharedPreferences. You'll also create menus dynamically and use data binding.
There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information. In this course, Building Your First Connected App with Android Studio, you'll learn how to make your Android app connect to a web service and retrieve JSON data from the web. First, you'll connect to the Google Books API to make searches and retrieve book titles, covers and detailed information about your favorite books. Next, you'll learn how to add networking and internet permissions, build URIs, use AsyncTask and NetworkUtils to connect to the web asynchronously. Then, you'll discover how to parse JSON content and correctly use a RecyclerView. Finally, you'll see the Google data binding library in action, and how to use Parcelable classes in order to obtain greater speed of execution. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding on how to build your first connected app with Android Studio.
Simone Alessandria wrote his first program when he was 12. A few years later, he is now a trainer (MCP), author, speaker, passionate software architect, and proud coder. He is founder and owner at Softwarehouse.it. His areas of expertise include business data-driven apps and mobile development.