Android Build a Simple Android App with Java Getting Started with Android Introducing Android

Danny B
Danny B
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Difference between courses

Can anyone tell me the difference between this course and the older course? the only difference i see is that this is called build a simple android app with java while the older course is titled build a simple android app. but didnt we use java in the older version?

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
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Jonathan Grieve
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Hi Daniel,

The first thing I think is worth noting, as you have done, is the title. This course is title "with Java" and I think, this is for a specific purpose. Java isn't the only language out there you can use to make Android Apps. Recently Kotlin was adopted as a native language on Android Studio to make apps. I'm guessing, and maybe Ben Jakuben and Ben Deitch can back me up on this there will be a similar course to this for learning to make apps in Kotlin.

Plus it'll be a version of the course with more up to date build tools which cannot be a bad thing. :-)

Android hasn't had as much new content here on Treehouse in recent months in other topics but I have a little feeling this is about to change.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Jonathan nailed it! This is the updated version of the existing course, which addresses the small but annoying issues with Android Studio. Ben Deitch is also currently recording a version of this course with Kotlin, which should be ready in a few weeks. He's adding that to the public roadmap today.

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but at this point we still recommend learning Java + Android and then learning Kotlin after, which is much easier when you have a foundation in Java and Android.