Posted June 18, 2015 by

Android application development online courses for students

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I have been working as a web application developer for a top web application development company for the last two years. As my career progresses, I learned that mobile application development is on a rise and each day we have companies and businesses looking for a mobile app solution. So, I decided to learn mobile app development too.

Once, I am done with the decision, I started to look out for resources that could help me with learning Android application development. I was also lucky that I had some wonderful mentors in my company, who suggested me some very useful resources.

So, if you are a student and looking to start your career as a mobile app developer, this article will help you in finding a better head start.

We are lucky that we are living in an age where learning things is far more easy than older times. Today, we can learn things from different online courses. I found some really interesting courses that really helped me in learning Android phone app development.

I am sharing these online courses so that it could help any young developer looking to master the art of Android app development. If you are willing to work hard with a little persistence, I am sure that you can become a top Android app developer and can join any leading app development company.

Some of these courses are free and some will cost you up to $200. However, if a course is charging you an amount, trust me, it is worth every penny.

1. Fundamentals of Google Android Development

If you are a beginner, and you don’t even know the basics of Android application development, this course is for you. In this course you will learn the basics of Android app development. The course’s duration is around 2-3 hours. The course includes videos, audio and text-based material to help you learn the basics of Android app development. Once you complete the course, you will be able to understand Android architecture and the key principles underlying in its design.

2. Android SDK Essential Training

It is another free course for young learners. The content of this free course demonstrates everything you need to learn to build Android apps with Google’s Android SDK and Developer Tools. In the beginning, the course offers a brief history of Android in a short video. Later on, the course helps you with installing of the Accessory Development Kit (ADT) Bundle with the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment), preparing your devices (both real and virtual) for testing, and creating your first Android project. After that, you will learn to lay out screens and manage an app’s flow with intents and activities, define the user interface and navigation, and make your app interactive. If you have some experience with mobile app development, this online course will really help you learn things exponentially.

3. The Complete Android Lollipop Development Course-Build Apps

Last, but not the least, a paid course for some experienced developers. If you are an experienced developer with 2-3 years of experience in Java or any other programming language, this course is for you. This is a powerful course for newly released Android Lollipop. The course costs you, but it is an efficient course for students who want to learn and develop Android apps for Android Lollipop.

Wrap Up

So, we have discussed 3 courses for students who are willing to become a mobile app developer. All these courses are richly populated with videos, audios and text based material. I am quite sure that one of these courses will help students to become an Android app developer and join leading mobile app development companies. If you know any other course that could help young Android app developers, please share it in the comments section below.

Author Bio

My name is Andy Clark. I am a web app developer, currently working in a web application development company. I love to read and write about current trends and practices in web app development industry. I have been writing articles for different tech blogs and websites.

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