One Month Android is the best way to break into the world of Android App Development. Over the course of 30 days, instructor Alfie Hanssen (Director, Engineer, Mobile and TV Apps at Vimeo) will walk you through the process of building a brand new Android app. You'll put together a To-Do List app using Java and the Android Studio. At the end of the month you'll get a finished application you can use on your phone and a crash course in one of the biggest software platforms in the world!
Make sure you’re using a Mac with OSX 10.8.5 or above or a Microsoft computer running Windows® 8/7/Vista.
Please note that this is an advanced class - Alfie presumes that you will have at least a passing familiarity with the basics of programming and Java when you begin the class!
There you are, about to step into the world of Android App development. The possibilities before you are endless. Who knows how far this code you're about to write could take you. A new source of income? An undiscovered creative outlet? A major technological breakthrough? Your ticket to Mark Zuckerbergian levels of fame? The world will be your oyster... once you've gotten your start.
Sounds simple right? But even a quick glance around the Internet will show you how many beginners are frustrated by how tough learning to make Android apps can be. In spite of how popular the platform is (about half of the smartphones in the world, for anyone keeping track) the process of wrapping your head around the basics can be a real pain. The language can be puzzling, the syntax is often unforgiving, and there's a scarcity of good lifelines. Learning Android has never been easy, even though it really should be.
That's why I made One Month Android.
Who is One Month Android for?
If you’re trying to jump start your first Android app, this class is exactly what you need. In this comprehensive crash course, I'll introduce you to the secret ways of the Android Software Development Kit - the Rosetta Stone that will let you chart your path to brand new mobile apps.
Building Android apps is a serious matter, and it takes work. But that doesn't mean it can't be fun, rewarding, and absorbing. This what I had in mind as I designed One Month Android, and the experience that awaits you is one that's in line with that vision.
What will we be building?
I am going to help you build your first Android app together over four weeks. I'll give you just enough of a foundation for you to be able to jump in and get your hands dirty.Whatever your dreams of mobile app superstardom are, no matter where you want to go, everyone's journey begins at the same place: square one. So if you're taking your first step in the Android arena, do it right. Do it with the course that'll teach you fast, teach you right, and will leave you with a brand new, finished app that you put together. And, as with every One Month course, I or someone from the One Month team will be there every step of the way, ready to help you with any questions you might have. So sign up now - no fear!
This week, we'll we're with Java and Android Studio to build a Hello World! app.
We cover the installation process for Java and Android studio and get ready to build.
We set up our very first Android application. It's going to be delicious.
Alfie is a Software Engineering Manager at Instagram working on client performance. Before this, Alfie was Senior Director of Engineering at Vimeo where he led engineering for the consumer-focused desktop and mobile website, and phone, tablet, and TV apps. He has extensive experience developing mobile applications and working with backend web services.