Build Basic Android Apps with Java
By the end of this Skill Path, you will have created your very own fully functional quiz game for Android Devices with Java.
Includes Java, XML, Android Studio, Wireframing, Layout Editor, Material Design, and more.
Time to complete10 weeks
Certificate of completionYes
About this skill path
Start this Skill Path as a complete Java beginner, and by the end, create your very own fully functional quiz-game application for Android Devices. More importantly, you’ll be one step closer to making the Android App of your dreams.
Skills you'll gain
- Build basic Android apps
- Write Java code and understand the basics of programming
- Use Android studio
Syllabus6 units • 13 lessons • 16 projects • 12 quizzes
Android and Java Foundations
Get started with Android and Java
Wireframing, Java Variables, and Android Studio
Wireframe your first app, learn about variables in Java, and dig into the Android Studio IDE
Programming Logic with Java
Learn about programming logic in Java and continue to build the Unquote trivia game
Java Arrays and Loops
Learn about Arrays and Loops in Java and continue to build out the Unquote game
Android App Development
Really dig into Android development fundamentals by working with Android Layouts and Views and handling user interactions
Intermediate Java and Capstone Project
Pick up more Java programming skills and complete your Unquote application
Hands-on learningDon't just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You'll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Projects in this skill path
Planting a TreeWrite your first Java program from scratch by introducing yourself to users and planting a tree for them. You'll practice creating a class, defining the main method, and organizing print statements.
Java Variables: Mad LibsIn this project, we're going to practice creating variables and printing. We're going to put your skills to the test by generating a story, Mad Libs style.
Math MagicIt's time to build fluency with operators in Java. In this project, we're going to practice arithmetic in Java so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world. Why? Practicing computing integer values with Java's arithmetic operators will help you with a wide, wide range of Java tasks in the future. What's next? Some math, more Java, and a sprinkle of magic. You got this!
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