Udemy is an educational platform that offers thousands of courses in hundreds of subjects. It’s a great way to shore up some knowledge in a subject or learn a subject for the first time. Recently, they released an Android and iOS app so you can take the learning mobile. Is it any good? You can keep reading to find out or, if you don’t want to read, we have our video review posted above.
So what does this app do? It’s essentially a wrapper application for Udemy’s online learning platform. Using this app you can browse, purchase, and view content in a variety of courses that range from learning a second language to software development, cooking to graphic design, and pretty much everything in-between.
So here’s how it works. You browse courses until you find you like. You can then buy it using in-app purchases and you have immediate access to all of the video lectures available. You can stream videos if you so choose or you can download them for offline viewing later. The UI is very simple and that makes the app itself easy to use.
In terms of design, it follows many of the standard Android design elements including the slide out left-side menu and the swipable tabs. There isn’t a lot in the app aside from videos, course listings, and the courses you’re enrolled in.
A couple of fun things I’d like to mention. There is auto-sign in for Google+ and Facebook which is nice. In app purchases take place just like any other so you can purchase courses using your Google Wallet account or even bill your carrier which is also nice if you have that option. I’ve had no problems getting videos to stream or download so no issues there.
So how can you use this? Simply put, you can use it to learn. The app offers courses in virtually everything I could think of and they add more all the time. So if there’s a subject you’ve been meaning to check out and haven’t had the time or can’t afford to take the courses in a college environment, this app helps fill that void.
It’s also worth noting that if you’re a current user of Udemy, the website will sync with the app so you can continue learning on your computer or your mobile phone no matter which interface you use, which we found useful.
Okay so here’s the good stuff.
And here are some things we think could be improved.
Overall, this is a must have application for people who are looking to learn more things. There are a vast number of courses available in an equally impressive number of subjects and more are being added daily. The interface is simple and functional, if a little bare bones in the feature department and the sign-in and file management could use a little work.
The issues aren’t nearly bad enough to outweigh the positive elements of this app so if you’re looking for a chance to learn some new skills or pick up some new hobbies, this is an amazing application to get. After all, learning is good for the brain. It’s free in the Play Store so the only thing you have to pay for are the actual courses. Dollar for dollar, it’s cheaper than taking these same courses in a college setting. If you want it, we have the download link down below.
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I have problems with Udemy App for Android. My courses that I have on web are not showed on Android, why? I have to buy again for watch on Android? Thanks.
I covered this, it’s the log in being wonky. You have to log in the same way on both devices. Like if you use email login on one, gotta use it on the other.
How does it compare to Khan Academy? Everything is free on Khan.
Khan Academy is more “traditional” learning (math, history, science, programming). Udemy is more open (cooking, etc). They’re both great platforms and I recommend using both of them.
Oh, ok, thanks
Useful but doesn’t come without drawbacks. I’ve been looking for courses about 3Ds Max which i’m currently still learning. Well i did find courses but they’re ether too basic or too advanced. and they are not well classified and organized.. Not to monition the price which goes from 15 up to 120 bucks in some cases. Autodesk which is the maker of 3DsMax offers free full tutorials on youtube. This is not for me.
Wish I could “favorite” classes from the app.
I notice since the update I can no longer download courses to my device. I made mistake of deleting to reinstall it deleted everything