Learn Kotlin by Developing Android Apps [Video]

More Information
  • Develop an Android application with Kotlin
  • Use the Android Studio development environment.
  • Kotlin syntax and strategies.
  • Integrate with apps on the Android device.
  • How to integrate with external data.

Kotlin has been making waves ever since it was open sourced by JetBrains in 2011; it has been praised by developers across the world and is already being adopted by companies. This video provides a detailed introduction to Kotlin that shows you all its features and will enable you to write Kotlin code to production. We start with the basics: get you familiar with running Kotlin code, setting up, tools, and instructions that you can use to write basic programs. Next, we cover  object oriented code: functions and properties – all while using Kotlin’s new features.

Style and Approach

Practical, project-based approach

  • Get acquainted with the fundamentals of Kotlin enabling you to build effective Android applications.
  • Build exciting application to get to grips with the Kotlin language for the Android platform.
  • Implement examples that will take you on a smooth journey of developing Android apps
Course Length 7 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781788473804
Date Of Publication 28 Sep 2017


Brandan Jones

Brandan Jones has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Cincinnati since the 2000-2001 school year. He has taught many courses in programming, from introductory programming to full-stack development.

Brandan proposed and created the first Android programming course at the University of Cincinnati and has been teaching it ever since. He reapplied this course and taught it at Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies as well.

Brandan is the creator of the PlantPlaces.com Mobile Android app, which allows users to search for plants by color and GPS plants. He wrote this app in 2012, using TDD principles. He uses selected JSON feeds from that app in the examples in this video course.

Brandan's mix of both academic and professional experience means that he brings real-world concepts to the classroom. Most of his high-level classes include hands-on experience with unit testing, scrum, and distributed version-control systems.

Brandan holds a BS in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He also earned a BS in Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business, with concentrations in Operations Management and Real Estate Finance.