Android App Development

by CodeAlpha
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The Android Development Bootcamp is a brand new, up-to-date course providing the perfect introduction to the real-world Android concepts and skills required to be a successful Android developer in 2022. Whether you are a complete beginner or are coming from another language or platform, this course will go from setting up and installing Android Studio to building real apps that are useful and look great. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the core important aspects of Android app development, and you will be taught by a fully qualified teacher who made a switch from a completely different career into being a Senior Android Engineer at a major UK company making apps for millions of users.

*Begin by gaining a foundation in XML and Java – move onto Kotlin, Fragments, RecyclerViews and much more*

This course won’t patronise you, or have you copying along typing things you don’t understand. No important concept will be glossed over or taken for granted; no, you will have that deep understanding that leads to mastery.

*A unique Android course that offers a fully integrated curriculum*

Many Android courses teach a few of the concepts in isolation. For example you may see a section on Java separate from the other “Android” sections. But this isn’t how Android works! Android/Java/XML are all so heavily intertwined, with our skills developing in all areas as we gain mastery, so why experience them in isolation? 

In this course, you will learn what you need to know, the moment you need to know it! Whether it’s working with layout files, programming in Java, you can be sure the key concepts – from Variables, Classes and Methods through to Inheritance, Interfaces and much more – will be introduced at the moment they are relevant, fitting in seamlessly with the rest of the course.


About me

I am currently employed as a Senior Android Engineer for a major UK company, born and currently living in the north of England, however programming was not where I started my career.

With a successful career behind me as a fully qualified music teacher and professional musician, I made the switch from teaching to software development, teaching myself. I am the proof that you don’t need a computer science degree, or years of commercial experience to be a highly successful Android developer.

What’s more, as I have years of training in teaching, I am highly skilled at breaking down complex topics in ways that are easy to understand and engaging, and I am expert at developing a curriculum where the concepts are introduced in an enjoyable, flowing way, always building upon our existing skills while acquiring new ones.

So, as somebody who decided one day to break into Android app development just like you are at this point, and as a fully qualified teacher, I am uniquely positioned to guide you on your path to also becoming an Android developer, in a way that is fun, carefully designed, engaging, never patronising, and that will get you as excited as I was – and still am – about learning this wonderful skill!


About you (or, course requirements!)

This is the course for you if:

  • You want to make Android apps

  • You are interested in becoming an employed Android developer, a freelancer, launching your own projects, or just want to try your hand at making real mobile apps

  • You have no prior programming experience, or some but from a different language/platform

  • You want a course that teaches you the real tools Android developers and professionals use in the real world, in an integrated curriculum that will give you a deep understanding of all the key concepts an Android developer needs to know to have a successful career

With regards to what you need to be able to take this course, note the following two points:

  • Absolutely zero programming experience is required (although if you have some that’s also fine!) – you will be taught everything you need to know from scratch

  • You need a computer, either PC (Windows) or a Mac, with an internet connection


Who this course is for:

  • Complete beginners to Android app development, even if you have no prior coding experience
  • Anyone who wants to make Android apps, or become an Android Developer
  • Students who want to be taught by a Senior Android Engineer and fully qualified teacher, who want a deep understanding of Android App Development


  • 14 Sections
  • 75 Lessons
  • 0 Quizzes
  • 60h 50m Duration
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Getting Started
6 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Android Studio Setup - Windows & Mac
  2. Create a new project / Android Studio tour
  3. Run project on an Android Virtual Device (Emulator
  4. Run project on a real Android device
  5. Make some changes to the app
  6. Closing a project / Creating a new one
*Challenge* - Creating New Projects
3 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Challenge* - The Motivational Quote App
  2. Challenge Details
  3. Challenge Solution
Android Foundations - Part 1: XML & Layouts
8 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Layout Files & XML
  2. The Android 'res' folder & layout file location
  3. Understanding XML Syntax
  4. Working with XML
  5. Planning the BMI Calculator Layout (and some final bits and bobs!)
  6. Building the layout
  7. Importing images
  8. Useful layout attributes: src, padding, margin, inputType
Android Foundations - Part 2: Java
9 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Programming Concept* - Variables
  2. Find your views: how the java files know what's in the layout file
  3. Click listeners: make the buttons do something
  4. *Programming Concept* - Methods
  5. Organising the code into methods & Variable Scope
  6. Capturing values from layout Views
  7. Using mathematical operators to calculate BMI & String/int conversions
  8. *Programming Concept* - Conditional Logic ("IF" statements)
  9. Finishing the BMI Calculator
*Challenge* - Junior Developer Tech Test - Make A Calculation App
2 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Put It All Together: Create your own simple calculation app
  2. Inches Converter Solution / Codealong
Activities, Intents, & The Android Manifest
9 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Programming Concept* - For Loops
  2. Creating the array for the Starter DIshes
  3. ArrayAdapter - Adapting our Array into Views
  4. *Programming Concept* - Classes & Objects
  5. Creating the 'Dish' class
  6. Working with a 'Dish' Array
  7. Creating a new Activity class from scratch - Main Courses screen
  8. *Review* - Intents, ListViews, Arrays, ArrayAdapters
  9. Implicit Intents - Moving to another app
*Challenge* - Creating New Activities, Intents, & Lists
3 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Challenge* - Add The Desserts Screen
  2. Challenge Details
  3. Deserts Section Solution / Codealong
RecyclerViews: Super-powered Lists
9 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Programming Concept* - Override Methods
  2. Intro to Abstract & the 'toString()' method
  3. *Programming Concept* - Abstract classes and methods
  4. *Bonus Concept* - Polymorphism
  5. The RecyclerView Adapter and ViewHolder
  6. Completing the ProjectsAdapter and ProjectsViewHolder
  7. Finishing Touches Part 1 - Item margin, Image 'scaleType'
  8. Finishing Touches Part 2 - Card Corner Radius, Elevation, Text Styling
  9. The 'tools' namespace in the layout files
*Challenge* - Beautiful List Showcase App - Make Your Own Bucket List
3 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. *Challenge* - The Bucket List App
  2. Challenge Details
  3. Solution : LinearLayout 'weight', 'View' widget, gradient drawable, RatingBar, 'style' first look, 'float' decimal variable type
Kotlin Part 1: Kotlin Overview, Variables, Null Safety, Debugging
9 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Creating a new Kotlin Project / First look at Kotlin code
  2. *Kotlin Foundations* - Variables
  3. Self-Promo App - Building the form layout
  4. TextInputLayout & TextInputEditText
  5. *Programming Concept* - Null
  6. *Kotlin Foundations* - Null Safety
  7. Declaring Class Variables/Properties in Kotlin
  8. Logcat
  9. Debugging
Kotlin Part 2: More Goodies, Functions, Classes, Passing Data To Activities
9 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Kotlinx - No more findViewById()
  2. *Kotlin Foundations* - Functions
  3. *Programming Concept* - Access Level Modifiers
  4. Spinners & Kotlin Arrays
  5. *Kotlin Foundations* - Classes, Objects & Constructors
  6. *Kotlin Foundations* - Data Classes
  7. Retrieving a Serialized Object in a new Activity & Intro to 'Type Casting'
  8. 'lateinit' variables
  9. Localization - Handling Different Languages
*Challenge* - Building Forms
3 Lessons 0 Quizzes
  1. Building Forms - Challenge Overview
  2. Project Setup, Registration Form Layout, Registration Activity Code, Summary Screen
  3. Remove the Toolbar, Backgrounds, Dark vs Light, Registration screen, app-wide font, 'Outlined Box', Summary screen, finishing touches, extracting Strings
Fragments & Bottom Navigation Bar
1 Lesson 0 Quizzes
  1. Fragments & Bottom Navigation Bar - Section Overview
The Activity Lifecycle
1 Lesson 0 Quizzes
  1. The Activity Lifecycle - Section Overview

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