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Getting Started with Android Development

by Nate Ebel

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.

Course FAQ

What is Android?

Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, with over 2.5 billion active Android devices globally.

Who is this course for?

This beginner-level Android development course is perfect for newbies.

What will I learn in this course?

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.

What prerequisites do I need?

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.

About the author

Nate enjoys building great software and helping others do the same. He has been working with Android since 2012 across a variety of different domains: online education; mapping; creative apps; and even evolving mobile robots. During that time, Nate has been active in developer communities as a Google Developer Expert, a speaker, a blogger, an event organizer, and on YouTube. He enjoys giving back to the developer community and serving as a source of mentorship and information for new develop... more

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