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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers by Vanderbilt University

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53 reviews

About the Course

This 4 week MOOC builds upon the core Android app components and concurrency frameworks covered in Course 2 by focusing on started and bound services, local inter-process communication (IPC), and content providers. Case study apps will be examined from multiple perspectives to learn how to program these app components using Android's material design paradigm. Students will work incrementally on a hands-on project involving a material design-based RSS reader app. Each week you will add additional capabilities to the project, based on material covered in the lecture videos. You'll spend roughly 4 hours per week watching video lectures, taking quizzes, and programming assignments with Java and Android....

Top reviews


Apr 30, 2017

This course was really good for me. I was able to learn the basic theory and working of how services and content providers work in Android. This course helped me alot.


Jul 19, 2017

Assignments were pretty cool. Topics are covered thoroughly and provided links to relevant material and excellent examples.

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26 - 50 of 52 Reviews for Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers

By Mohammed E M

Jan 11, 2020

it really helped me thank you

By Mahyar M

Mar 18, 2017

Great and helpful Course!

By Craig S

Aug 05, 2017

Challenging material

By Abdul H M

Sep 06, 2017

Good Subject f

By Mo M

May 03, 2020

Good learning

By maged

Nov 17, 2019

great course

By 罗成毅

Sep 05, 2019

thank you!


Oct 12, 2019

Thank you

By Yimmy A E M

Jul 08, 2019

Muy bueno

By Irene B V F

Jun 14, 2018


By Kiều T K

Jul 06, 2019

It's ok

By Bhaskar R P

Jul 31, 2018


By Ben v d B

Aug 07, 2019

The lessons are excellent. Unfortunately there is a lack of practical application of what's taught in the lessons. The optional exercises are a start, but aren't optimal. They are better suited to the actual material than the exercises in the previous MOOC though. Especially the lessons on services and ipc were quite good. If this course had better exercise material, it would be top!

By jesus

Mar 18, 2017

Tricky concepts explained in a good and practicle way... But you will have to spend much time by reading and analyzing examples and solving optional exercises... And reviewing past Moocs to extract all date from this mooc.

By Akhila M

Feb 04, 2019

Content is useful and explination is good details about threads ,services are much explained

By Evgeny K

May 07, 2020

Well-done theoretical course for those who already deal with android.

By Urvashi N D

Apr 22, 2019

it was good n everything was explained properly with example

By Aibek S

Jan 23, 2017

Need little change or update. But very good explanation!

By Margerite B

Jun 29, 2017

Some Modules are very complicated and hard to follow.

By Eduard A

Nov 22, 2017

very helpful

By 李昂

Mar 13, 2017


By Amit S

Nov 04, 2018





By Sherif S

May 31, 2017

too much academic and theoretical materials, the instructor is explaining in a very advanced way for beginners, of course i got benefit from it, but i think it should be more easy and understandable

and thanks a lot for your effort, it is really appreciated

best luck

By Deuane M

Dec 17, 2018

Shows many options for communicating between services and activities in a way that just overwhelms the student and confuses the various approaches.

By Isabelle D

Aug 28, 2019

Only three stars because of the last week. I do not think that content providers are well explained here.