Earlier this year, the University of Maryland hosted a free online course for Android programming. If you didn’t take advantage of this opportunity but are interested in possibly learning more about Android development, you’ll be happy to know that Google has now teamed up with Udacity to bring you a free course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals”.
The free course comes complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and a forum for discussing the class. The course is presented by Google Developer Advocates Reto Meier, Dan Galpin and Katherine Kuan and is designed to take you through how to make an Android app, step by step, while also providing the history of Android and its creation. For those already enrolled in Udacity’s paid subscription program, you’ll have the added bonus of receiving personalized feedback and guidance for the course.
So what do you need to do to get started? You’ll need to head over to Udacity and click “Start free trial” to access the full course for free. Keep in mind that in order to be successful in the course, you’ll already need a background in basic programming. Google also points out that in addition to the new free course, would-be Android developers should also check out Google’s existing Android developer documentation, samples and videos.