You’ve probably noticed the booming mobile industry. There’s practically an application you can use for everyday tasks off your smartphone. If you’re interested to learn more on how to create your own mobile application, here are some sites you may want to check out.
This is the primary source of anything you’d want to know in creating an android application. It gives a step by step guide on how to create an application from scratch. Lessons are given in an informative blog type style with easy visuals and coding samples to help you get through each topic.
If you’re not much of a visual learner and prefer the simple and direct approach, then this site is for you. It may lack community interaction but there are a few resources online that can help you with that. Navigation from one topic to the other is easy and transition is moderate with a few sub-lessons per topic for further perusal.
This is another website that gives you a full range of Android development resources to get your app running. Android development programming is given for free in this site and lets users learn from the basics to adding your finished app in Google Play. But just like any free learning platform, you’ll need to sign-up first before you can go further with the training.
Each topic has a set of videos ranging from 1 to 10 minutes long. You may find that the videos may be a little fast paced, so having additional resources for further studying is recommended.
Intended for beginners, Tutorials Point helps users understand the fundamentals of Android programming. Most of the lessons provided in this site is informative and focused on up-scaling skills from beginner to moderate. Before users can start with the lessons, basic understanding of Java programming is mandatory to make the transition easier and learning faster.
The site is laid out with various Android topics for beginners, intermediate and advanced programmers. For the visual learner, this may not be the site for you. Though topics are discussed clearly, most of them are direct to the point with sample code pictures shown for codes generated to create a specific element. Overall, this is a good site to supplement ongoing projects with clear instructions and details on how to go about developing your Android application.
The learning platform for Coursera is video-based and are to be taken on a weekly basis. Ranging from week 1 to week 8, students will be able to learn the basics to creating applications to data management. Tutorials are given in a clear and concise manner that enables users to understand codes and the flow of each step to take.
There’s no need to sign-up so you can go back to these videos over again in case you missed some points. Instructors have clear methods that helps students visually understand the codes and how to add elements to their applications.
Compared to the usual information blog type platform, Team Treehouse takes on a more interactive and visual appeal to learning. You’ll notice that the tutorials are arranged in a flow chart that are more organized. Users will learn the basics on Java, building the application, building an interactive story app and publishing it, tools you’ll need to create applications, adding elements to enhance the application and data persistence.
In order to unlock these tutorials, you’ll need to be premium subscriber. Instructors provide a clear guideline on how to go about with Android application development.
These sites are great resources for start and even enhance your skills in creating your own application. Though it may its set of limitations, learning online offers a flexibility that lets you learn from the comforts of your home and without time constraint of going to a traditional school. Take every opportunity to learn from mentors and fish for insights on how they went about launching their application successfully.