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.
What you'll learn
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.
Table of contents
- Introducing Kotlin and Android Studio 2m
- Installing Android Studio 2m
- Exploring Android Development Dependencies 4m
- Using the Android SDK Manager to Install Dependencies 2m
- Testing Android Apps Using a Virtual Device 1m
- Using the Android Virtual Device Manager to Create a Virtual Device 2m
- Reviewing Your Android Development Toolbox 2m
Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, with over 2.5 billion active Android devices globally.
This beginner-level Android development course is perfect for newbies.
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 more.
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.