Introduction to Android app development

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If youre reading this, then chances are that you already know why you want tobecome an Android developer. But in case youre still on the fence, here are a couple of reasons why we truly believe that Android is thebestplatform to develop for today.

This is an excellent jumping off point for furthering your skillset and pursuing further training. Future proof your employability and dont get left behind!

In-depth written tutorials for more complex subjects.

Constraint layout and adding text fields (10:15)

While we are constantly adding new features, the course already includesallof the following:

Find out from the Android development expert Gary himself, on what this course has to offer you.

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Android Authorityis proud to present theDGiT Academy: the most detailed and comprehensive certification course covering every aspect of Android app development, run by our ownGary Sims. Whether you are an absolute beginner with zero coding knowledge or a veteran programmer, this course will guide you through the process of building beautiful, functional Android apps. You will get up to speed on the latest features of Android and Android Studio for all your app projects.

The Most Comprehensive Package and Simplest Way to Start Building Your Android App

Learn How To Develop Your Own Android App! No Coding Experience Required.

How to copy data between activity states (9:12)

Be familiar with all the software necessary for the best development environment.

Android is the largest mobile operating system today with

Notifications in Android 8.0 and later (7:47)

you have an easy distribution platform that gives you access to all those users.

NO prior coding experience is required but by the end, youll have a full working understanding of Java that you can even apply to other projects.

Adding actions to notifications (7:39)

One-to-One support with exclusive access to our Slack group.

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages (including Java), as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

DGiT Academy is for anyone who wants to learn to build their own Android apps,whether professionally or for fun.

Youll be able to use all the unique features of a mobile operating system, from location awareness, to built-in cameras and more. This creates huge opportunities for small businesses looking for new ways to reach their customers and means your imagination is the only limit for creating games and utilities.

Whatever your motive though, the toughest part is knowing where to start. This is especially true of Android development which is highly multifaceted and rapidly changing all the time. Learning Android development means you not only need to familiarize yourself with Android Studio, but also get to grips with the Android SDK, Java and heady programming concepts like methods and classes.

Programmers are in great demand and Java is highly regarded as one of the most sought-after languages. So, whether you want to start a career as a developer, earn a little money on the side, or just add another string to your bow, this is a great move.

Upgrade from Android Studio 2.3 to 3.0 (3:32)

Keeping going, you are doing great! (0:42)

Our assumption is that students will have no prior experience with programming or Android Studio, so these lessons will begin from the very beginning. However, those that do have prior experience with Java or Android will be able to skip ahead as they wish and there are plenty of advanced lessons to help you take your apps from okay to amazing.

Disclaimer: While this course is suitable for everyone and has been designed with accessibility in mind, it does require some staying power on your side. Learning to code and build apps is a significant undertaking.

We know that life is busy and that learning to build apps is a big commitment of your time. Thats why weve done everything possible to ensure this is a course that will fit aroundyourlifestyle. It will be there waiting for you when youre ready to expand your knowledge. Or you can select the precise lessons to build the app you have in mind.

If you are creative, if you enjoy solving puzzles and if you like to challenge yourself, then you willloveprogramming!

Even if you decide this course is not for you we offer a full 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.

Handling tap events inside the RecyclerView (6:54)

Sometimes the best way to learn is to reverse-engineer a piece of code that already works. All code will be made available for you to test yourself, learn from or repurpose for your own projects.

Looking for extra credit? We delve into more complex Java concepts, coding tips and more in a number of written posts that you can read at your leisure.

Understand best practices for Android apps and coding in general

But dont let that put you off.When taught correctly,building Android apps doesnt need to be difficult. With DGiT Academy, youll be guided by the hand through every step of the process.New concepts are introduced in easy-to-follow, bite-sized lessons that you can complete at your own pace. And if you have any questions? Then youll be able toget the answers directly from Gary himself!

Install Android Studio on Windows (5:17)

Its like having a private tutor right in your pocket! Ask any questions you might have and Gary or a member of the team will get back to you right away. Were here when you need us for a little extra explanation, or when you just want to shoot the breeze with someone on your wave-length. Its a friendly, fun and supportive group and were looking forward to meeting you!

One year from now, you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

If you followAndroid Authorityor Gary explains on YouTube, then no doubt youre already familiar with Garys knack for explaining complex subjects in simple terms. Who better to guide you through this daunting task and ensure that you fully grasp every facet of app design, development and execution?

Or perhaps you just have a burning desire to start coding and see where it takes you.

Activity Lifecycle Flowchart (4:42)

Passing data to a new activity (6:26)

Create an Android Virtual Device (i.e an Android emulator) (6:11)

Dont Wait Any Longer! Sign Up Right Now and Start Your Coding Journey!

Gary knows how to cut through the fluff and tell you what you need to know in a simple way. It doesnt get any better than that!

Sending a simple notification (6:31)

Over 6 hours of easily-digestible classes.

What Makes Gary Such A Great Teacher:

. Youll learn to write beautiful code that runs quickly and efficiently. Youll understand the dos and donts of app design and UX and youll get to know the ins and outs of Googles

Run your app on an Android device (2:14)

Creating a foreground service (12:09)

When does the course start and finish?The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.How long do I have access to the course?How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.What if I am unhappy with the course?We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full original price!

Becoming a developer gives you a whole new appreciation of the apps you use every day. If youre the kind of person who likes to prod things to find out how they work, then this can be an enlightening process!

Creating a background service (22:39)

Have multiple projects under your belt.

Show off your Dgit Academy Android App Development certification on your resume.

If you have an interest in building Android apps, then you are in the right place.

Youll be surprised just how easily you can build something simple after just the first few lessons!But for those that crave the challenge, more advanced lessons and concepts are covered too. This course is designed to fit aroundyouandyour goals.

Have a better understanding of how your favorite apps work.

Spinner with custom ArrayAdapter (10:36)

Create your first Android Studio project (3:42)

. That userbase is only going up, while other operating systems area seeing their market-share shrink.

Android Studio 3.0 and Android 8.0 Oreo

In each video lesson, Gary introduces and thoroughly explains a new concept while building on those that have gone before. Each video includes on-screen directions that you can follow along with, pause, rewind or slow down.

When you enroll now you receive a special bonus course ($99 value) – Introduction to Java.

Full glossaries and links to external resources for every lesson.

Learn to Build Apps the Easy Way and Who Knows What Opportunities it Will Bring

total number of Android app downloads in 2016 90 billion.

Be an early adopter and get started today.That wayyoull get all of this for the lowest price possibleand to have your voice heard. Dont miss this opportunity!

Invest in your future as a Android developer and take the plunge. Its the best way to level up your skills and make the very most of the incredible technology that were blessed with today. Start your journey right now.

Using AsyncTask for background jobs (14:03)

By the end of this course, you will:

A quick tour of Android Studio (5:53)

Downloading a text file from the Internet (14:36)

. Unlike Apple, there is no long waiting period for your app to be accepted into the store and there is only a single one-off fee of $25 for new developers to get their apps published.

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Just as everyone has a book in then, we like to think that everyone has an app in them.

Dynamically adding new items to the list (8:01)

While you are welcome to take notes, weve done the hard work for you and prepared a list of further reading and useful explanations for you at the end of every lesson!

By the end of this course, youll have all the skills you need to build a fully functioning app and release it to the Google Play Store. Several sample projects will walk you through the process.

Sign up nowand youll be well on your way to developing the skills and confidence necessary to launch your first app.

Development for Android is relatively simple. Android Studio has come on leaps and bounds since it was introduced and now streamlines many of the most complex aspects of building an app. For simple projects, much of what you need to do can be handled within a visual design tool that lets you drag-and-drop views and icons with ease!

Maybe you run a business and you think your online presence or your service could be bolstered by an app?

All download links and set-up instructions included.

Complete source code for sample projects and lessons.

Android is open and easy to develop for

Learning to program opens up more doors and possibilities than you can imagine, and developing for Android means targeting the biggest user base possible. Its a highly rewarding process in its own right and there are few things more thrilling than overcoming a coding hurdle andseeing your idea come to life.

You can started today with over 6 hours of high quality videos and over 60 different lessons, ready to go. Learn at your own pace. Reams of in-depth glossaries and resources, highly detailed written tutorials and exclusive access to our private slack group where you can talk directly to Gary and our other developers with any questions you might have.

Lots of people know their stuff. Gary can actually explain it as well, and do it in a way that just about everyone will understand.

Using strings, arrays and loops in Java

Introduction to Android app development

Gary has always been super helpful with the projects Ive done where I needed to seek his advice. There are dozens of articles and videos with my name on them that have little bits of Garys advice strewn about them. Perhaps my favorite example was him taking an exorbitant amount of time (late in the day at that!) to explain to me how Bluetooth works so I could sound smarter in an article where I lament the trend of headphone jack removal from flagship smartphones. It ended up on the front page of Reddit that day and despite a viewer count that reached into the hundreds of thousands over the course of mere hours, not one person critiqued my explanation (which was just a paraphrasing of what Gary said anyway and he was totally cool with it) of how Bluetooth worked. Having that kind of confidence on big pieces like that lets me worry about other things and I cant thank Gary enough for his help when he lends it to me

Objects, classes and inheritance in Java

We take for granted the bits and pieces that make technology work, but Gary does not. Whenever I am ready to dive deeper, to learn what makes my technology tick, Gary has an easy to understand explanation

Conditional statements and operators in Java

Everything you need to know to get started with Android app development

We dont believe it is hyperbole to say that DGiT Academy is the easiest, most comprehensive and best value Android development course available today.If you have any interest in coding your own mobile apps, then this istheplace to start.

More complex items in RecyclerView (13:07)

As you learn new concepts youll be able to put each one to use and see it come to life with several sample projects. These mini projects will give you lots of little wins along the way as you see the fruits of your labor and build the confidence you need to take your knowledge further.

Launch an activity when notification is tapped (4:36)

And who knows: maybe youll build the next Flappy Birds!

Know how to create simple to complex apps of your own.

Downloading and parsing a JSON feed (23:03)

monetization options are limitless and through the Play Store

Maybe you have the idea already and you just need to learn how to code so you can put it into action?

Run your app in the emulator (3:23)

Match parent and wrap content (3:24)

Requesting Permissions at Run Time (Marshmallow or higher) (16:47)

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