Want to develop apps? Then you better check out Google’s latest project, Google Android Basics Nanodegree.
This free program has no prerequisites and will teach basic smartphone users how to build an app in Java. Google has written the full course and will be offering it via Udacity. The course has been designed to be completed within 4 weeks, with 6 hours a week of work from the students. Two apps should be successfully created by the time the course comes to an end.
The course touches on the following basics:
- Android Framework and Control Flow
- Object Oriented Programming
- SQLite Database
- Web APIs
While the basic course will be free, Udacity and Google will also have an additional paid service option. This is considered an entry point for those who wish to delve into the world of programming more. Google also launched their Google Android Nanodegree career track courses last year. This is simply another step Google is making to put the career within people’s reach.
I am personally excited about this. I think people should take advantage of this and test the field of computer programming with very little commitment through this course. Most people who attempt to go into it end up dropping out. Now with this option, Google very well could be making the decision more simpler than ever before.
Do you plan to try this out? I am seriously considering it myself.