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Android Programming 101

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Android Programming 101 | Online

Online Campus


About this workshop

Navigate a world powered by Android apps.

Step into mobile development with General Assembly. During our Android-focused introductory workshop, take a closer look at the world’s most popular mobile operating system and learn about the processes and tools that bring successful apps to life. Whether you have an idea for an app or are simply curious about opportunities in the field, you’ll:

  • Explore history and trends in Android development.
  • Learn to identify the basic Views, or user interface components, of an Android App.
  • Find out about the skills Android developers leverage to succeed in their careers.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to create a two-screen app.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Become a job-ready developer in our 12-week, full-time Android Development Immersive program.


  • Describe the history and concepts of Android
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the Android operating system
  • Identify the basic Views (User Interface Components) in an Android app
  • Create a two screen Android app, allowing the user to enter a username and password on a login screen, and then move to a welcome screen after logging in.

Prereqs & Preparation

A laptop for this workshop. For those on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan). Upgrade your operating system before class, if needed. Download Java Development Kit (Install this first. Choose the correct link for your operating system in the Java SE Development Kit 8u92 section). Download Android Studio. Install Emulator in Android Studio. Basic technical aptitude and orientation to computers, and curiosity to learn new tools.

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