In today’s mobile platform wars, it’s not the size of your smartphone that matters — it’s the number of apps you’ve got, and how well they work.
Google knows this much is true. On Thursday evening, the company launched Android Training classes, an effort to boost its app developer base in both breadth and quality.
“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,” wrote Android developer relations tech lead Reto Meier in a company blog post.
Admittedly, it’s more of a Phoenix U than an MIT. Currently, all of the “lessons” are available online via Android’s Developer web site, with separate sections devoted to the nuanced challenges developers face when coding for the OS.
There are, however, more targeted categories for different types of developers and app strategies, including sections like “Developing for Enterprise,” and tutorials focused on ad-based monetization strategies for apps.