It’s not uncommon for Google to want to reach out to the developers that help make Android what it is. We’ve seen plenty of videos tuned for developers, like the company showing off the details for Android Wear before its official launch at Google I/O this year. Now the company is back with a new tool for developers, this one meant to act as a continuous resource for those who’d like to develop for the mobile platform.
Officially launched on July 15, Google has announced “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” where you’ll “learn to think like an Android developer.” This is a new online training course that features Developer Advocates from Google, including Dan Galpin, Katherine Kuan, and Reto Meier.
The videos are meant to help developers, especially those new to the effort, learn how to make their apps a reality with step-by-step instructions on how to bring those to Android. This includes in-depth looks at the best practices for building apps for the platform, but as well as for the mobile experience as a whole. Each video is hosted through Udacity, and every single one of them is said to be free:
“The full course materials — all the videos, quizzes, and forums — are available for free for all students by selecting “View Courseware”. Personalized ongoing feedback and guidance from Coaches is also available to anyone who chooses to enroll in Udacity’s guided program.“
You can head through the source links below to learn more about the videos, and to get started building apps for Android. If you’ve ever thought about getting started, it looks like Google has made it easier than ever before to jump right in.[via Android Developers; Udacity]