Oct 08, 2018
Very good examples, I recomend taking the optional homework if you can. I couldn't take every but you can learn a lot from this course.
Sep 17, 2017
I really appreciate this course, too good to understand the android framework fundamentals and how they work together.\n\nThanks.
創建者 Ben M•
Oct 13, 2018
This course does very little to provide resources for different styles of learners. The information is only presented in video format. There are no pdfs to accompany the videos. There are links to to additional resources in the videos, but there isn't a link page to make visiting these sites easier. The worst part is there is no programming required for this course. Each week is just a string of videos followed by a quiz, and then an optional project. I don't see the value in paying for this course over following a youtube channel, so I won't be continuing with this specialization.
創建者 Соломонов М А•
Apr 05, 2018
The course doesn't contain any useful information. Course also is obsolete. This is not a course about development for android. This course consist from some theory about android global.
創建者 Sawan K S•
Feb 02, 2019
This is not as much as good that i was expected before taking this course. In this course they only teach you the theoritical topics related to Intents, Activities and Broadcast Receivers and concepts which is good but not how to write code for these concepts. So, for me this is an OK course...
創建者 Karim A•
Sep 12, 2017
The course focuses on principles & theories rather than coding and practical experience, also I found the code walk-through are not very useful.
創建者 Satej B•
Apr 14, 2020
It was very confusing, and the Peer Graded assignments were tough and couldn't be completed based on the things taught in this course.
創建者 Suhaib O•
Dec 24, 2017
Poorly designed, poorly organized, with very few example snippets here and there, don't waste your time.
創建者 Brandon V•
Nov 02, 2016
I was really disappointed with this course, especially considering how great the first course was. IMO...there was too large of a jump between the two courses, and the plethora of "I'm totally lost..." threads in the forums would seem to back up my opinion. I'm currently reading Head First Android Development and it is exactly what I needed to grasp basic concepts as well get my bearings in the Android world. If this class remains the same I wouldn't be surprised to see attendance drop in further courses and/or Coursera starts receiving complaints about the difficulty.
創建者 Jade F•
Jan 16, 2019
Here in the 2nd course in the Android App Development specialization, you can expect a shift in teaching style that will take more initiative and independent reasoning than before to follow what's being taught and complete the (optional) assignments. Skipping all the assignments probably isn't a good idea if you really want to learn this stuff.
Doug Schmidt is very very good - the lecture/slide style videos are from college courses and it's covering essential content - if you came to learn Android development, you've found the right course! The assignments are also very good - targeted programming tasks to add the missing component to get the app to demonstrate the topic of each unit.
Students need to understand that the material gets more difficult here and that you will need to study the content of the videos and get into the flow of figuring out the assignments without much guidance. That being said, the course will deliver content that is critical for becoming a competent Android developer.
創建者 Mohamed H M•
Dec 20, 2018
More amazing and useful course and really i learn more of new things about android from this course
創建者 Noorelddin E•
Jun 29, 2019
It is a very good course and it is explained in a good way but the course concentrates on the theoretical part more than the practical part but overall it is a very good course.
創建者 Eric V D D•
Nov 28, 2018
It is a good course to understand how Android's internals work, but wich could be complemented with the google's android developer course
創建者 Ankit S•
May 13, 2020
Just explaining the code is not much helpfull.. i understand the time constraints but it will be helpful if you can make a program on the go and expain while programming. Sure it will extend the course but it will help learners learn better. Cheers
創建者 Pekka H•
Feb 27, 2017
The programming exercises should not be optional. I still intend to do them, but now I passed the course with a 100% mark but only 10% of knowledge.
創建者 Abdullah M A•
May 14, 2018
more academic and i think it's not for the beginners, it will be good if there is more interactive projects.
創建者 Konstantin T•
Oct 23, 2017
Mandotory programming assignments should be designed. In the course these tasks are optional.
創建者 Christine B•
Mar 15, 2017
The entirety of this course is "watch and listen". There are no hands-on activities/assignments that get you implementing what you are (supposedly) learning. The assignments that are offered are optional and consist of filling in the blank code without actually providing you a way to see how your code works in the big picture.
For example - they go on and on about how intents are complicated and tricky, but they don't actually give you a required assignment. It's optional. Then the actual assignment is "Do this here, and this here, and then this here" and only when you have completed every step can you actually run the code. But this doesn't actually show you how to build the intent. All you did was write down what they told you to and where. You never actually build anything yourself. You don't actually get an idea of how these things work or how to implement them yourself from scratch.
The quizzes are also pointless. Every quiz is multiple choice, select all that apply. There's no thought required, just regurgitation of info from the lectures.
Also, the entire week 1 lectures are HORRIBLE. The lectures on git are sssoooo dull that I could not stay awake no matter how much I wanted to. They are given in a monotone, bored tone that will drive you insane.
Overall, this course seems more like it was hastily slapped together, without much thought, and then never looked at again. I would not recommend anyone take this course, let alone pay for it.
創建者 Shira J•
Apr 05, 2017
I didn't learn anything more than what I already knew- which was basic concepts- and was able to pass anyway. I'm very disappointed. I want to be a good programmer, and this did not teach me any programming.
The videos are not conducive to learning. You need a more engaging teaching plan. Don't just read slides to me, I can do that myself. Use videos to explain concepts, but stuff your videos with practice problems. Put more code in the videos and walk me through it. Put in mini-quizzes in the middle of videos, to keep the student aware of how they are doing in short increments. Don't move on to the next thing unless they have learned the first thing.
I was unable to complete the projects because the practical coding was not taught - don't throw a third of the course into the first practice I get to without first walking me through short, contained examples of how to actually use the code, and testing me on each piece before putting it all together.
創建者 Mac K•
Nov 05, 2016
Course work was entirely optional and only started at the end of week 2. The required level of involvement was too low to be helpful. I don't learn well just watching lectures - I can get that much from YouTube!!! However, I expect a bit more when paying $500 for a specialisation.
The first module in the series was too basic but at least there was a lot of coding involved. This (second) module didn't even have that.
創建者 Antonio D C•
Feb 13, 2017
More practical application would be helpful in solidifying knowledge. Concepts seem abstract outside of any programming practice. Additionally, flow of lectures seems scattered at times: concepts are introduced then not expounded upon. This creates a distracted learning path that makes it difficult to follow the lessons. (From a beginner programmer's view).
創建者 Josh L•
Sep 19, 2018
I'm disappointed with this MOOC because it's very confusing. The teacher talk so fast and explain things in the way that students all know about Android. Hope that they can improve the quality of this MOOC!
創建者 Islam A M•
Jun 26, 2017
Inappropriate videos that gives you the feeling of not completing the course at all.
創建者 Tante K•
Jan 03, 2017
創建者 Matt W•
Dec 25, 2016
This course was fantastic. I feel bad for complaining about the delay it had before launching because now I can see it was worth it. The material is up to date and the code adheres to the recommended Android code style from Google's documentation. The material is so much more thorough than other Android learning resources I've tried. Not only do you get good explanations of the example apps, but the lecture videos themselves do a good job of explaining the concepts at a high level before you get into the code. I found that the lecture videos gave me so many "eureka" moments where the whole picture was easier to understand.
My only complaint is that the grading is 100% quizzes. I don't find these particularly engaging, and I prefer completing assignments that must pass unit testing/an autograder etc. I'm still giving 5 stars because this didn't detract from my experience. I'm pretty self-motivated so I just made my own challenges and didn't move on until I was able to code examples of what we learned each week.
This specialization is without a doubt the first thing I'd point someone who expressed interest in learning Android to.
創建者 Jaime F O C•
Nov 15, 2016
This course will give you an understanding of how different Android App components interact. You will learn how and when to use the HaMeR and Asynctask frameworks, also, you'll see which patterns they implement. The Official Android Development Guide is a perfect complement for this course if you want to understand some programming details and get in deep.
創建者 Gabrial Z A•
Jul 30, 2020
Short and concise course that explains key Android App Components. Concepts covered are very useful and helps understand what is actually going on in and android app from when it starts till when it ends