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English

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Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

MOOC Overview

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
14 videos
Module Introduction3m
MOOC Contents, Organization, and Learning Strategies (Part 1)4m
MOOC Contents, Organization, and Learning Strategies (Part 2)5m
Overview of Layered Architectures10m
Primary and Secondary Storage Mechanisms6m
Kernel IPC and Processing Mechanisms9m
Android Kernel Extensions8m
An Introduction to Key Concepts3m
Android Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)4m
Android Runtime: Execution Environments5m
Android Runtime: Core and Native Libraries9m
Overview of Object-Oriented Frameworks6m
Service Frameworks and Packaged Apps6m
1 reading
Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and PDF Versions of Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 - Overview of the Android App Components20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Android Started and Bound Services

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 79 min)
10 videos
Overview of Android Services (Part 1)6m
Overview of Android Services (Part 2)6m
Overview to Android Services (Part 3)8m
Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 1)9m
Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 2)6m
Service Lifecycle Operations (Part 3)12m
The IntentService Framework8m
Service Deployment and Communication Models4m
Case Study: PingPongReceiverService App13m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 - Started and Bound Services20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC)

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 114 min)
13 videos
Overview of Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC) (Part 1)7m
Overview of Android Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC) (Part 2)7m
Service and Activity Communication Via Android Messengers (Part 1)5m
Service and Activity Communication Via Android Messengers (Part 2)7m
Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 1)12m
Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 2)14m
Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 3)10m
Programming Started Services with Intents & Messengers (Part 4)7m
Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 1)4m
Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 2)11m
Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 3)6m
Programming Bound Services with Messengers (Part 4)15m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 - Android: Local Inter-Process Communication (IPC)20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Android Content Providers

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 96 min)
10 videos
Overview of Content Providers & Content Resolvers (Part 1)12m
Overview of Content Providers & Content Resolvers (Part 2)10m
Overview of SQLite (Part 1)7m
Overview of SQLite (Part 2)11m
Developing a Content Provider (Part 1)12m
Developing a Content Provider (Part 2)10m
Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 1)4m
Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 2)9m
Case Study: The HobbitContentProvider App (Part 3)16m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 - Android Content Providers20m

About the Android App Development Specialization

This Specialization enables learners to successfully apply core Java programming languages features & software patterns needed to develop maintainable mobile apps comprised of core Android components, as well as fundamental Java I/O & persistence mechanisms. The Capstone project will integrate the material from throughout the Specialization to exercise and assess the ability of learners to create an interesting Android app by applying knowledge and skills learned in previous MOOCs, including Java programming features, Android Studio tools, Android Activity components, Material Design, file I/O and data persistence, unit testing, and software patterns. The project itself will be similar in design goals to previous assignments, however it will provide less of the skeleton code than earlier MOOCs provide to enable more creativity to learners and greater opportunity for learners to customize the app....
Android App Development

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