If you’ve ever given any thought to becoming an Android developer, now is the time to chase that dream.
Over the course of the next week, Google is offering free access to a comprehensive Android development course offered through Udacity. Available in video format and taught by Google employees, the included lessons cover a variety of topics related to the company’s mobile OS, including multiscreen app development, user experience design and monetization through ads. There’s even a full lesson devoted to Material Design, and what it means in the context of a smartphone app.
By the end of the course, Google promises students will have a full portfolio of apps to show off. Best of all, the company says previous programming experience is not required.
“Android apps are everywhere, and learning to build them can be a fantastic career move. No programming experience? No problem!” says the company. “The skills you learn in this beginning Nanodegree program will accelerate your journey to becoming a working Android Developer.”
Students can pay for additional services like career counselling and coaching. Though the program comes with a one-week free trial, from that point on it will cost $199 USD ($253 CAD) per month.
Head over to the Udacity website to find out more about the program.