December 16, 2011 1:19pm
Ever had a nagging suspicion that you shouldn’t in fact be a vet or teacher, and instead your fate lies in the power of Android development? Well, us neither, but Google is hoping that as the market grows for Android devices, so will the number of layman users wanting to develop for it.
To that extent, Google has launched Android Training, a series of web-based “classes” that focus on different essential elements of Java-based programming. According to a blog post on Android Developers, the program is starting out small and intends to grow quickly: to begin there are 11 classes offered, from “designing effective navigation, to managing audio playback, to optimizing battery life” and takes viewers on a step-by-step guide through the process.
While you must have a basic knowledge of programming and Java in general, Android Training is aiming to be that mediator between entry-level basics and reference material for seasoned coding veterans. Android has always been accused of being more difficult to develop for than iOS, and equivalent apps on both platforms often look homely on Google’s platform in comparison.
Check out the Android Training beta program if you’re interested, and let us know what masterpieces you create as a result!