The news is in that Google and Udacity came up with an Android programming course has got us all extremely excited. Ever wondered what it would be like to build your own app? Ever saw thought up something worthy of an app but didn’t have the means to make it real? Well, now you can, with Google offering everyone the chance to earn their very own Android Basics Nanodegree.
Google has been trying to bring programmers over ever since it first gave us Android. In fact, this has been one of the key ingredients in Google’s rise to success over the last few years. Right from the start they designed Android as an open source OS – which meant it would be hitting markets from all around the world. Soon people from underdeveloped countries were using apps just as much as Apple users from the US or Europe. This made Android programming become extremely popular.
This spawned an exponentially increasing demand for apps. Programmers started to take up the challenge and hit their heads on the wall of Android coding. You may or may not know this, however, but Android programming is actually not that complicated. Being a fairly new operating system, app builders have a wide array of common subprograms and procedures already coded in the respective coding software. And if they don’t find it there, a simple Google search would do the trick.
However, Google and Udacity now believe they can make it even simpler. Udacity is an online platform dedicated to learning and providing free courses to students and knowledge-seekers from all corners of the globe. Their target, according to Google program manager Shanea King-Roberson, is to bring people of all backgrounds the means to create cool and intuitive apps that they can use to improve the lives of those around them.
How much time does the Android Programming course last?
Google and Udacity’s Android Programming course could have you with a Basic Android Nanodegree in less than 50 days. 42 days, to be precise – if you decide on taking the recommended 4 hours per day. If you can complete the 165 hours far quicker than 40 days.
It’s good to remember that the first 50 students to take up this course will also be getting a scholarship to continue their Android Programming training with the chance to earn a Career-Track Android Developer Nanodegree. Needless to say, such a degree can get you hired with some of the best app developers around today.
We’re really glad that Google and Udacity came up with an Android programming course. We think this an exciting opportunity for people everywhere to make the world a better place. What are your thoughts on this new course from Udacity?
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