Getting Started with Google Play Services

The Google Play Services API provides a breadth of tools to help build out great features natively in Android Applications. This course will introduce you to the basics of implementing two of the these features: Nearby Messaging and Mobile Vision.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 16, 2018
Duration
58m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 16, 2018
Duration
58m
Description

In the past, developers had to rely upon third party, online services to offer features such as Text Detection or Barcode Scanning in their apps. In this course, Getting Started with the Google Play Services API, you’ll be introduced to these features and learn how to integrate them into your apps. First, you'll learn how to implement Nearby Messaging natively in your apps and be introduced to the code needed to send messages between Android apps that are within close proximity of each other. Then, you'll be introduced to Mobile Vision. Finally, you'll explore how to use three features available to us in the Google Play Services API: Text Detection, Barcode Detection, and Face Detection. When you’re finished with this course you’ll have the fundamental knowledge needed to offer these advanced features in the apps you build or in apps you’ve built already.

About the author
About the author

Javon enjoys developing Android Applications and has published four Android apps along with two open source Android libraries for use through JCenter. He also has a strong interest in numerous areas of Mathematics and enjoys playing Basketball and online chess in his spare time.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Javon Davis, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Google Play Services. I'm a mobile automation engineer at Quality Works Consulting Group, and I've been developing mobile applications for over four years. Something not well known is that the Google API provides powerful features like mobile vision and proximity based messaging natively within the android SDK. In this course, we're going to introduce you to all these exciting features and more. Some of the major topics that we'll cover will include barcode scanning, text detection and text recognition, face detection and face image processing, and proximity based messaging through the Nearby Messaging API. By the end of this course, you'll know how to get started building up these awesome features into your android apps. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of android development. Topics such as activities, fragments, and Gradle should all sound familiar to you. The course will not focus on building android apps, but more mostly to implement these features within android apps. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about mobile vision and nearby messaging in android with the Getting Started with Google Play Services course at Pluralsight.