As a response to Apple’s Playgrounds, Google teamed up with Udacity to create a new online course on Android programming.
In just 165 hours, anyone can learn how to build billion dollars apps like Snapchat.
Google designed the course for people to get to develop apps in its Android operating system. The classes are dedicated to individuals who don’t have any experience in programming.
Just after Apple released a video game app intended to teach children to learn code, it seems that Google wants to get the same type of attention. And even more than that, Nanodegree may be a new recruiting hub for Android programmers as the students will be introduced to very specific issues which will make them viable for specialized jobs.
A student will have to pay 199$ each month, and if the courses are finished in less than 12 months, the student will receive a discount. As developers are highly prized, the investment may pay off. As Google reminds us, an Android developer may be paid with a minimum of $53,400 per month.
Google is for the first time opening a course for novices, as it tries to make Android accessible to everyone.
To make things even more attractive, Google will offer a prize to the first 50 students that will graduate the Android Basics Nanodegree. The scholarship will provide free access to the advanced course dedicated to Android developers.
The classes include learning how to build a simple app based on just one screen, creating an app to keep scores or to implement a short quiz. Students will know how to create a city guide, how to list news stories, and how to build a habit tracker or an inventory app.
Udacity promises personalized feedbacks, access to forums, and expert instructors. For those who are interested in preparing before actually beginning the classes, the platform offers two other free courses on Android basics.
In just a couple of days, the course received 13 positive feedbacks.
All students that will graduate the Nanodegree will be given a certification of competencies.
Other platforms that have available Android courses are Android Dev Training, Udemy, Lynda, and Tutorialspoint.
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