Getting Started with Android Development

Learn how to get started with Android development so you can build apps for the most popular mobile operating system in the world. You'll learn about Android, setup your Android development environment, and build your first Android app using Kotlin.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2020
Duration
1h 35m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2020
Duration
1h 35m
Description

How do you start building modern Android applications?

In this course, Getting Started with Android Development, you will gain the ability to build a simple Android application using current best practices. First, you will learn about the Android operating system, and how it powers millions of devices. Next, you will set up your Android development environment. You will then build a simple Android app making use of current best practices. Finally, you will explore where to go next in developing production-ready Android applications.

When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Android development needed to start building modern Android applications.

About the author
About the author

Nate is an Android developer who enjoys building great software and helping others do the same. He's an active speaker, blogger, and YouTuber; and loves interacting with the dev community.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Nate Ebel, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Android Development. I'm a long‑time Android Developer and a Google Developer Expert. Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, with over 2.5 billion active Android devices globally. In this course, we're going to learn how to start building modern Android applications with the Kotlin programming language. Some of the major topics that we will cover include setting up your Android development environment, creating a new Android Studio project, building your app and installing it to an emulator to test, loading and displaying of remote data using the GitHub API, and finally, we'll explore additional important topics as you continue developing Android apps. By the end of this course, we'll have built your first Android app, and we'll understand the core fundamentals of building an Android application. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with object‑oriented programming using either Kotlin or Java and be comfortable downloading and installing new developer tools. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Android development with the Getting Started with Android Development course, at Pluralsight.