Learn the basics of Android and Java programming, and take the first step on your journey to becoming an Android developer!
This MOOC builds upon the overview of Java and Android covered in Course 1 by delving deeper into core Android components, such as Activities, Broadcast Receivers, Intents, and Intent Filters. You will learn by example how to program these core Android components together with basic Java file I/O classes (such as File, InputStream, OutputWriter, etc.) and Android storage mechanisms (such as Shared Preferences).
Throughout this MOOC you'll work incrementally on a project involving a simple multi-activity game that requires data persistence. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming assignments with Java and Android.
Course 2 of 5 in the Android App Development Specialization.