Nanodegree Program

Android Developer

Build powerful Android applications

Start your career as an Android developer. Learn best practices for mobile development, build a portfolio of apps using Android Studio, and publish your own app to Google Play.

  • TIME
    Learn at your own pace

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 8 mo.

  • PRICE
    4500 AED or 750 AED

    Pay one-time upfront or monthly

  • Prerequisites
    Java, Git, GitHub

    See prerequisites in detail

  • Languages
    English and Arabic
Built in partnership with
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Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

We built this Nanodegree program in partnership with Google specifically to support aspiring Android Developers. The curriculum is designed to transform those with intermediate skills and a working knowledge of Java development best practices into specialists with the Android platform. Successful completion of the program means a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, an established credential to affirm your achievements, and your own app on the Google Play Store. If your goal is employment as an Android Developer, this program is exactly what you need to succeed.


Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

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One-time Upfront Payment
AED 4500

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Complete your Nanodegree program in 8 months or less and save! The average completion time for this program is 8 months.

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Monthly Subscription
AED 750

monthly

Learn at your own pace, and manage your expenses monthly.

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What You Will Learn

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How do I become an Android Developer?

We built this Nanodegree program in partnership with Google for students with intermediate programming skills who want to become professional Android developers. By the end of this program, you’ll have a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, including your own app on Google Play.

We built this Nanodegree program in partnership with Google for students with intermediate programming skills who want to become professional Android developers.

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8 months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

In this program, you’ll sharpen your Python skills, apply C++, apply matrices and calculus in code, and touch on computer vision and machine learning.See detailed requirements.

  • Welcome to Your Nanodegree program

    Welcome! Here’s an overview of the program, along with some helpful resources to get you started.

  • Developing Android Apps

    Work with instructors step-by-step to build a cloud-connected Android app. Blending theory and practice, learn how to build great apps the right way.

    Popular Movies, Stage 1Popular Movies, Stage 2
  • Advanced Android App Development

    Make your apps more responsive, and create a total user experience with home screen widgets, third-party libraries, and more. Also, learn to deeply integrate rich media, test user interfaces, and publish to Google Play.

    Baking App
  • Gradle for Android and Java

    Learn how to customize your Gradle build, and explore advanced topics like: app testing, configuring free vs. paid apps, and creating and integrating libraries.

    Build It Bigger
  • Material Design for Android Developers

    Apply the design principles that define Android's visual language to your apps, using material design elements, transitions and graphics, across multiple form factors.

    Make Your App Material
  • Capstone Project

    Integrate all you've learned in this program to bring your own app idea to life, and publish your app to Google Play.

    Capstone, Stage 1 - DesignCapstone, Stage 2 - Build

“We are building this curriculum with Udacity because we believe it reflects what developers everywhere should know.”

— PETER LUBBERS, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR DEVELOPER TRAINING AT GOOGLE

Learn with the best

James Williams
James Williams

CURRICULUM LEAD

James Williams is the Android Curriculum Lead at Udacity, where he also creates Web development courses. He is the author of “HTML5 Game Programming,” and runs obstacle course/adventure races in his spare time.

Reto Meier
Reto Meier

INSTRUCTOR

Reto Meier has been part of Android Developer Relations at Google since 2009, and leads Google’s Scalable Developer Advocacy team. He is the author of the “Professional Android Application Development” book series from Wrox.

Dan Galpin
Dan Galpin

INSTRUCTOR

Dan Galpin is a Developer Advocate for Android at Google, focusing on Android performance tuning, developer training, and games. He has over 10 years of experience in mobile, developing at almost every layer of the phone stack.

Katherine Kuan
Katherine Kuan

INSTRUCTOR

Katherine Kuan, formerly a Developer Advocate at Google, was a software engineer on the Android Apps team for Google Keep, Google Play, and the People app.

Lyla Fujiwara
Lyla Fujiwara

INSTRUCTOR

Lyla Fujiwara is an Android Developer Advocate at Google. Prior to joining Google, Lyla worked at Udacity on the Android Developer and Android Basics Nanodegree teams. She’s taught on three continents and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.

Jocelyn Becker
Jocelyn Becker

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Jocelyn Becker wrote the developer documentation for the first external Google API in 2004, and has been teaching developers to use Google APIs and technologies ever since. She has managed the creation of many of the Android courses built by Google and Udacity.

Jessica Lin
Jessica Lin

INSTRUCTOR

Jessica Lin is the Android Basics Curriculum Lead at Udacity, teaching various aspects of the Android development ecosystem. When untethered from her devices, she can be found training for her next Muay Thai competition.

Asser Samak
Asser Samak

INSTRUCTOR

Asser Samak is a Content Developer at Udacity, with over 9 years experience in software engineering, and a great passion for teaching. He also teaches Udacity’s Java course series.

Nikita Gamolsky
Nikita Gamolsky

INSTRUCTOR

Nikita Gamolsky was an early graduate of the Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree program. Since then, he’s joined the Google Developer Training team to educate and inspire mobile developers around the world.

Cezanne Camacho
Cezanne Camacho

INSTRUCTOR

Cezanne is an expert in computer vision with an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Inspired by anyone with the drive and imagination to learn something new, she aims to create more inclusive and effective STEM education.

Jeremy Silver
Jeremy Silver

INSTRUCTOR

Jeremy Silver writes Android games, loves automating repetitive tasks, and is determined to take all the mystery out of programming. You can catch him on the ski slopes, falling out of planes, or hacking away into the wee hours.



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  • Why should I enroll in the Android Developer Nanodegree program?

    If you are a Java programmer who is interested in mastering the Android platform and building top-rated Android apps, this is the program for you. In this program, you’ll learn best practices for mobile development, build a portfolio of Android apps, and publish your own app to Google Play.

    Please see the Overview Page for more information.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    This program will prepare you for a job as a professional, junior-level Android Developer within a wide range of organizations and environments: from large corporations where you’d likely be part of a development team, to entrepreneurial start-ups and contract projects where you could be working independently to deliver an application.
  • Is this program self-paced?

    Up to you. There is the possbility to choose our monthly subscription option which is entirely self-paced.

    The flat fee payment option has a fixed start and end date (8 months from the date you enroll), and all project requirements must be met by this end date. However, projects may be submitted at any time during this 8-month window, and individual project deadlines are recommendations, not requirements. This means that you may work at your own pace within the 8-month window as long as you complete all requirements by the end date.

  • What is the language of study for this Nanodegree program?
    English and Arabic

Android Developer

Build powerful Android applications