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Android

Can I learn how to build an app like Instagram for the android on this site?

I was wondering if there was a course on how to build an android app that mimicked instagram and facebook on here. I know there are courses for the IOS but I don't have a mac computer to build it on.

7 Answers

It doesn't teach you how to build instagram. On each course it gives you a preview of what you'd do. It teaches how to make a blog reader for example, or a simple app that displays fun facts, the last project which is to create a self destructive message (which is the most advance at the moment), shows a project similar to snapchat in my point of view. I haven't started it yet but in the description it says..."In the Self-Destructing Message app we will build on the concepts learned in previous Android projects to create an app that will allow users to send photo or video messages to other users that will be deleted once viewed. " Such project can help you create something like instagram I believe, but definitely you'd need to do lots of personal research as there isn't a specific project like instagram here yet.

There isn't any at the moment but you can check the roadmap for upcoming future tracks. Treehouse Upcoming Courses

There is a course coming this month on Data Persistence , which is key for any of those apps you've mentioned. But if you already know programming in Android well, I'd suggest you can look for sources on the web to get started.

If you're new in the domain then its wise to start with basics so that things get clear for you.

Hope this helps

Kobi Omenaka
Kobi Omenaka
5,033 Points

where are the courses for such things on iOS?

Hi Kobi, if you check the tracks page you will see one teaching objective C for ios and the other with Swift. You can also choose the courses you want to follow independently from the [iOS library}(http://teamtreehouse.com/library/topic:learn-ios) but make sure you follow courses that are in your experience level, to make things easier for you.

Is there something like that for the Android?

Sorry I accidentally deleted my previous answer, here are the links again for android from the Android library and the guided Android development courses.

But does it help you learn how to build an instagram app on the android and take an existing website and turn it into an app?

Kobi Omenaka
Kobi Omenaka
5,033 Points

Hi Gloria and the guys.

I have seen the iOS courses My question was really are there really courses that can teach you how to mimic Instagram with all the filters?!?

Hi Kobi. No there isn't one to create instagram as of now, however there is an iOS course that teaches how to integrate instagram in an app. "Learn about some of the latest features of iOS 7 by creating an iPhone app for browsing Instagram photos. You’ll be able to browse your Instagram photos while learning about Collection Views, Asynchronous Networking, Caching Data, UI Animations, Custom Transitions, UIKit Dynamics and much more." You can check it out here Build a Photo Browser iPhone App.