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Ruggiero A8,534 Points
This course shouldn't be here
This post is addressed to Ben Jakuben, I don't know if this is the right place to write this comment, anyway I think that it's pointless to keep this course here. I'm not saying that it's bad or useless, just that I don't like to have other courses locked because I have to learn how to publish an app before I made any (and by any I'm talking about my apps. How am I supposed to be interested to pay now for Google Play and sending an app if I don't have one?).So again I'm not telling this course isn't good, just in the wrong place for me. It should be placed between last courses of the track, not at beginning.
Ben JakubenTreehouse Teacher
Thanks for the feedback, Ruggiero Altini! Because that course uses the Fun Facts app as its example, it's a logical place to insert it. I also want to demystify the publishing process for students as soon as possible because it seems like a big deal but it really isn't (especially compared to iOS).
That said, the fact that it locks you from other courses in the track is really annoying. We would like to get rid of the locking part of tracks but need to wait for the project that includes it.
As a workaround you can continue to progress with other courses using the direct course links in the library. It's also a very short course (~40 minutes, I think), and it's useful to know, so if you bite the bullet and work through it then hopefully it will be rewarding.
Anyhow, we appreciate feedback and I'll see what others have to say about this and take another look at the ordering of the track.