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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems: Part 1 by University of Maryland, College Park

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About the Course

This course introduces you to the design and implementation of Android applications for mobile devices. You will develop an app from scratch, assuming a basic knowledge of Java, and learn how to set up Android Studio, work with various Activities and create simple user interfaces to make your apps run smoothly....

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Jun 26, 2018

Very well explained, though content could've been updated (considering code versions to keep up with new versions of Android where Permissions are required to be accepted during running the app).


Jun 1, 2016

Very good courser, not for beginners certainly. Funny videos and easy to understand and gives you asignments that let you think about it and research so you understand better the assignments

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By José A P

Jul 22, 2019

Great Course,

I give it 4 stars because some project uses deprecated code from old APIs

By Mary A S

Feb 4, 2018

Learned the basics of Android Programming, will embark to the next part. Kudos!

By Trivedh N

Jan 25, 2018

The course is good. One can try it. But the last weeks assignment is horrible.

By Faiçel N

Dec 15, 2017

The best way to build a good foundation for programming android applications .


Dec 14, 2017

Great for Android beginners, but have a legacy environment examples

By Yunpeng L

Sep 27, 2020

Good course. Some of the content is a little outmoded.

By Nigele M

Dec 12, 2017

I wish the submission process was different.

By Ivan D

Aug 28, 2017

Great course, wish more labs were available.

By Marthinus M

Aug 8, 2017

Great course. Good overview on Android

By Sundram S

Aug 18, 2019

They provide conceptual material.

By Julian H

Oct 1, 2017

Great introduction to he basics.

By Harish C B

Aug 27, 2019

It was great experience for me.

By Deleted A

Oct 11, 2019

The course need to update.

By Ioannis V

Oct 12, 2016

Moves too fast though


Apr 11, 2017

It's a good course by the standards of when it was made which, going by the overview, looks like 2014. the lectures are based on eclipse while the video teaches how to install android studio. Some of the examples are not compatible with Android studio and work only on eclipse. Being updated with the more recent material would've helped more. Having said that, the teaching style is really conducive to learning for newbies. It's a good introduction to the world of Android development.

By Christo P

May 27, 2016

Overall I think the course was good. This course requires you to do a lot of self study and research on every single topic. It only covers the very basic and core topics. I would have liked it to have more hands on or practical examples.

By Ervi B

Jun 10, 2016

I was very excited during Week 1 and Week 2 lectures. Then, the videos kept getting unclear and outdated. The assignment is not engaging. My interest dropped. The videos really need updates!

By Daniel S d C L

May 23, 2019

i Think it's a very good introduction to Android world, it is worh valued, only a bit old-fashioned, kind of 4-5 yeards

By Yuriy S ( T

Aug 22, 2018

not bad course, but i think its not enough information about Android OS, need to improve.

By Manasa R

Sep 14, 2016

I like this programme its very helpful and encouraging for me to do programming

By Hoa D

Nov 30, 2016

i like this

By Volker K

May 6, 2022

The courses lab material (Android Studio files) is years out of date. Cannot be compiled with recent Android Studio.

Just making it work needs much more time than actually completing the quite simple assignments.

The course is ok but if you plan to do the labs, you'd better be qute experiences in Android Studio and Maven

(which probably means this course is too basic for you).

Tried a few thing like older versions of android studio and converting the files using android studio but in the end resorted to creating new project files and manually setting them up based on the course material.

This got me very frustrated so I gave up at about 80%.

With up to date material, I would have given the the course four stars.

By Sergey A

Oct 31, 2017

Course automatic notification system informed me to finish assignments until XXXXXX date. Assignments were submitted in time, but, anyway, didn't grade.

Notification and checking systems needed to be revised, bugs need to be fixed.

I will never buy certificates in Coursera, because from this time no trust to this service.

The course is very good. But first assignments a difficult to be done, more learning materials needed.

Anyway, the most important thing I got is knowledge, that is priceless

By Mick C

Jul 23, 2016

I found this course lacking in providing sufficient coverage of the basics in the course videos and lacking a useful and directed reading list. I spent far too much time researching command syntax and using try and error to find what worked with the provided code.

Disappointing as topics covered are good.

By Ali A

Mar 31, 2017

the course is a bit outdated and I am finding it hard to stay motivated knowing there are other more recent courses. The topics I think are still relevant but the tools are not. I am looking for courses where there is hands on development that you follow with the instructor and I did not find this here.