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Overview

This course is a part of the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google.

Android apps are everywhere and learning to build them can be a fantastic career move. Continue on your Android app development education and learn to build multi-screen apps!

This course is designed for students who have completed the Android for Beginners course and the Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps course. You don’t need any programming experience besides that course!

Learning anything new can be tough. We will walk you through the process of making Android apps, but to get the most out of this course, bring your enthusiasm for learning, and budget time on your calendar to learn with us. It will be an adventure!

By the end of the course, you’ll build an app that gets you up to date earthquake information!

If you’re curious about the road even farther ahead, these are the free courses that make up the Android Basics Nanodegree, in order:

  • Android Basics: User Interface
  • Android Basics: User Input
  • Android Basics: Multiscreen Apps
  • Android Basics: Networking (This Course)
  • Android Basics: Data Storage


Why Take This Course?

With over 1.4 billion Android devices worldwide and 82% market share, Android offers you unprecedented opportunities to build apps that can be used by people around the world.

The next billion people coming online will interact with the internet for the very first time on a mobile device. Building for Android gives you the best opportunity to reach these users and make an impact -- both in your community, and on the world.

Syllabus

Lesson 1: JSON Parsing

You'll learn how to understand and decode one of the most common data formats on the web!

Lesson 2: HTTP Networking

You'll learn how to connect your app to the web.

Lesson 3: Threads and Parallelism

You'll learn how to ask your device to do multiple things at once, allowing you to use the network without interrupting your user.