Well it seems that two can play at the same game Microsoft begun months ago in trying to pull more developers to the platform. Google’s Android team has just launched some online training sessions to help aspiring developers create their own magic.
Android Training is the name of the program, and so far it includes as much as 11 general sections, 34 lessons to help you get started. We’re not really sure how much of a developer you already have to be in order to not have a hard time following through these courses, but for a free price tag, you can’t loose.
According to Reto Meier, part of Android Developer relations:
Today I’m thrilled to announce the beta launch of Android Training a collection of classes that we hope will help you to build better Android apps.
From designing effective navigation, to managing audio playback, to optimizing battery life, these classes are designed to demonstrate best practices for solving common Android development problems.
Each class explains the steps required to solve a problem, or implement a feature, with plenty of code snippets and sample code for you to use within your own apps.
We’re starting small and this is just the beginning for Android Training. Over the coming months we will be increasing the number of classes available, as well as introducing over-arching courses and sample apps to further help your development experience.
Helping developers build great apps is what the Android Developer Relations team is all about, so we’re excited to see how you use these classes to make your apps even better.
We’d love to know what you think of these classes, and what classes you’d like to see next.
Head on over to Android Training to get started.