12 weeks + interview prep20-25 hrs/week
August 15, 2022Immediate access to materials at enrollment
Basic development knowledgeSee prerequisites below
Build apps just like the pros! Get a strong foundation by starting with fundamentals in Kotlin, the modern programming language behind many Android apps. Then you’ll move to building modern, stylish apps in Android Studio, Google’s integrated development environment. You’ll start by building flexible, responsive layouts, and then bring more logic and complexity into your apps as you tackle navigation, networking, concurrency, background processing, data persistence, debugging, dependency injection, and animations to round out your Android knowledge. By the end of this accelerated bootcamp, you’ll have real-world Android development skills, along with solid portfolio and interview preparation, that will put you ahead of the rest in the Android job market.
This is your hands-on introduction to the tools and platforms you’ll be working with throughout this accelerated bootcamp. You’ll get a solid overview of Android Studio, Kotlin programming basics, XML, app structure, emulators, Views, Activities, and Git/GitHub, along with starting your very first Android app!
You’ll conquer the basics of creating Android user interfaces, starting with layouts such as LinearLayout, then switch to using the newer ConstraintLayout.
Now that you’ve gotten well into your first app, you’ll go under the hood to take a deeper look at the open source programming language, Kotlin! Learn the fundamental building blocks of Kotlin, through hands-on exercises with data types, comparison and logical operators, loops, control flow, functions, classes as custom types, and more.
This week you'll review some function and lambda fundamentals in Kotlin. You'll also practice writing lambdas and using them to manipulate collections with hands-on challenges.
Then, you'll move on to build your Kotlin skills in writing custom types: classes, interfaces, enum classes, and more. You'll learn about features they share, and some of the functionality that makes each unique.
With some solid Kotlin skills in your toolbox, it’s time to build out your next project. Level up with Recycler Views, saving data, using multiple activities and integrating fragments.
You’ll then investigate Jetpack Navigation to simplify navigation in your app and to help you visualize your app’s navigation flow. You will also look at things such as animations and deep links to your app.
Leverage the power of Android networking to communicate with the world around you! Learn about HTTP, JSON, REST and all the other cool and important abbreviations in the world of networking! Implement the Retrofit library in Android and add interceptors, parsers, and Kotlin Coroutines to your app as well.
Modern Android apps are complex in nature; you have to simultaneously handle user input, network requests, data persistence and other processing tasks all at the same time. That’s why you’ll dive into the inner workings of threads and coroutines, along with learning the basics of the Kotlin Coroutines framework.
You’ll also start investigating the Model-View-ViewModel architecture and how this affects the structure of your app.
Carrying on with concurrent, performant apps, you’ll learn all about background processing in Android and about the different background processing options the Android ecosystem provides, including WorkManager, JobScheduler, Services, AsyncTasks and the AlarmManager. You’ll learn what each concept brings to the table, and how they affect your app's performance!
Storing data for your apps and retrieving it later is an important skill — and there’s multiple ways to store that data. You’ll investigate multiple methods of persisting data on Android, including Android DataStore, the Android File system, and Room Database.
Coding is great, until you hit that one bug that you just can’t fix! Learn the fundamentals of debugging in Android, including how to create log statements, add breakpoints to your code, use the Android Studio profiling tools and much more. You’ll also write your first tests for your app, using MockK to learn how unit testing and testing in general works in the Android ecosystem.
Dependency Injection (DI) supports the SOLID principles of app design by decoupling the creation and the usage of an object. Thus, it allows you to replace dependencies without changing the class that uses them and also reduces the risk of modifying a class because one of its dependencies changed. Learn how to use Koin to bring DI to your projects.
Apps truly come alive with delightful animations to engage and interest the user. To improve your app, you’ll add meaningful motion to your apps using simple and complex animations and data set changes. You’ll also get started building beautiful and fluid UI with Jetpack Compose.
You’re nearly done! This week is dedicated to polishing your capstone portfolio apps, and your instructors will also be available to help you out with the more esoteric elements of Android app building.
It’s graduation week! All of your hard work has paid off, and you’re nearly done. But just before you head out into the job search market with your new-found skills, you’ll spend the week preparing for the job search and interview process with your expert mentors.
You’ll learn what stands out to recruiters, how to handle technical interviews, and other tactics that will put you ahead of the competition in your job search as a new Android developer.
Build modern, stylish apps in Android Studio, Google’s integrated development environment, using the latest frameworks and techniques. From basic logic, to advanced concepts like networking, concurrency, design patterns, portfolio development and interview preparation, you’ll gain in-demand real-world Android development skills that will put you ahead of the rest in the Android app developer job market.
If you’ve got a little bit of app development experience, or have gone through our free course, Your First Kotlin Android App: An App From Scratch, you’re ready for the next step.
This Accelerator bootcamp involves hands-on programming in Kotlin through the Android Studio IDE, as well as other external tools like Git and GitHub.
With real world projects taught by industry experts, gain an advantage and get hired with in-demand tech skills.
Learn when you want, where you want. Our program is offered online, so you can progress through our bootcamps on your own time and work around your busy schedule.
Our mentors are professional developers themselves, and they’ll be there through the whole bootcamp to answer your questions, and to keep you motivated and moving forward.
Put your best work forward with your polished capstone projects that you can proudly show to prospective employers, to help you stand out from other applicants and put you ahead of your competition.
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Zac resides in Murrieta, CA where he works as a Senior Mobile Engineer for Zillow. With over 12 years of experience developing Android applications, Zac has fostered a passion for the platform. He enjoys mentorship and training engineers within the mobile space. Aside from software engineering, Zac enjoys hiking with his family, fishing, stargazing and living vicariously through No Man's Sky.
Fuad provides mobile strategy, architecture & development for the Health & Fitness markets . He is the author of The Kotlin Book: an introduction to Android development for iOS Developers , and author and technical editor on other Kotlin / Android books and articles from raywenderlich.com. He was one of the mentors for the first RW mentorship program in 2020.
Jenn is a CS professor for Aims Community College in Colorado and teaches certificate programs for .NET and Mobile App devs, and used to build .NET applications in C# for the financial industry. Jenn is the Mountain Region Mentor for Google Developer Group and has been an active part of GDG for over a decade. She also enjoys time with her daughter, pets, and walks in the beautiful setting of Northern Colorado.
Kelvin Pere is an Android Developer currently working with the raywenderlich.com Video Team as a Technical Editor for some of the courses. When not programming, he loves to watch TV series and write technical articles.
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If you’re looking for the absolute best way to get into the mobile development industry, and in the shortest possible amount of time, then you’re a perfect fit for our bootcamps! In just 12 weeks you’ll have gone from mobile developer novice to a point where you have a significant amount of experience building mobile apps — and you’ll be ready to get your first job in the high-demand industry of mobile app development.
If you’re just a little familiar with coding or building mobile apps, we highly recommend our iOS or Android Accelerator bootcamps. These programs are designed for people with just a little programming experience or exposure, and follow our acclaimed Apprentice approach to learning how to build apps, as we cover theory, language details as well as app design in an integrated, real-world fashion that thousands of students have used to launch their own app development careers.
If you already have experience with building and shipping iOS or Android mobile apps, we recommend that you think about the Flutter Accelerator bootcamp. This bootcamp gets you in-depth experience with building apps in Flutter, Google’s cross-platform UI framework.
We recommend that you have a bit of exposure to some level of coding or programming, as you’ll be able to keep up with the classes better. If you’ve already worked through our free Your First App video courses for iOS, Android or Flutter, then you’ll be well-prepared for our bootcamps!
As well, you’ll need a fairly modern Windows, Mac or Linux computer to install and run the tools and frameworks needed for this course. Check out the individual bootcamp pages for more details on what specific hardware requirements each program has.
We recommend that you have a bit of exposure to some level of coding or programming, as you’ll be able to keep up with the classes better. If you’ve already worked through our free Your First App video courses for iOS, Android or Flutter, then you’ll be well-prepared for our bootcamps
This program starts on August 15, 2022 and completes the week of November 7, 2022.
Because of the two live sessions offered per week, we strongly recommend that you plan to start the course on the planned start date. Due to the pace of the course, it will be extremely hard to catch up with the course if you don’t plan to start on August 15th.
Each bootcamp includes a full week of interview prep and job-hunting advice from our mentors, who have been through hiring processes many times — and many of our program mentors have even been in the position of hiring new employees before, so they are well-suited to help you learn how to navigate the challenging world of technical interviews and help you stand out from the rest!
All of our Accelerator bootcamps are offered in an online format. Although most of the program is completed on your own time, there will be two, one-hour live instructional sessions offered per week during business hours (Eastern time), which will be critical to your success in this program. Therefore, we highly recommend that you plan to attend the live online sessions for your bootcamp.
If you have to withdraw from the bootcamp before it begins, you may request a refund by emailing email@example.com before the course start date of August 15th.
After the bootcamp begins, the bootcamp price is non-refundable. We may be able to offer partial refunds for extenuating circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your particular details and we’ll see what we can do.
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Your fast track to in-demand development jobs for 2022! Learn to build professional Android apps from scratch in this intensive bootcamp, led by our team of industry experts. Build your development portfolio and get hired faster.