Android Learning Path

February 19, 2023 - 15 min. read

Interested in becoming an Android developer? Our team designed this learning path to help you kickstart your journey. Get ready to learn the fundamentals of Android development & build your first Android app.

Let’s dive in!

Table of Content


The Languages

First things first: start by learning 2 of the main programming languages for native Android development.

1.1 Kotlin 

Your goal in this section is to master Kotlin: Google’s preferred language for Android development. It is widely used today.

1.2 Java

Up until 2019, Java used to be Google’s favorite language for Android development. Many popular apps still use Java today, so we recommend you learn it alongside Kotlin.


The Fundamentals

Now that you’ve learned Android programming languages, let’s go through the general basics of Android development. Get an overview of the app structure, memory management, and how to use the IDE. 



The User Interface

To develop the UI of your Android app, you can use XML, Jetpack Compose, or a bit of both. Jetpack Compose is a UI toolkit that Google launched recently. It’s recommended for faster and easier UI development.

The choice between them will depend on the specific needs of the project & the experience and preferences of the developer.

3.1 XML UI 

3.2 Jetpack Compose UI



Navigation Using Jetpack

Your app consists of multiple screens or what we call ‘views’ and ‘fragments.’ Therefore, you need to manage how users navigate between these screens via buttons and other UI elements. Learn how to do so using Jetpack’s Navigation component.



Dependency Injection Using Hilt

For large-scale Android apps, you need to simplify and enhance the process of injecting dependencies. Using Hilt helps you make code more maintainable and testable by promoting loose coupling & reducing boilerplate code.



Networking Using Retrofit

Next stop: learning about networking in Android. Almost every app needs to retrieve and/or update data from the backend. One of the best ways to handle this in Android is using Retrofit.



Data Persistence Using Room

Persisting data is a key skill for any mobile app developer. Learn how to make your Android apps work offline using Room, Google’s persistence library.



Notifications Using OneSignal

Local & push notifications are valuable to most app owners. In this section, you will learn how to display & schedule notifications via One Signal, one of the most popular solutions available.



Version Control Using Git

During development, you and your team will make many changes to your app. In this section, you will learn how to track & manage these changes using Git.



App Release

It’s time to release your app. Congratulations! Check out the guide below to find out more about testing & publishing your app. Last but not least, make sure you abide by the Google Play Store guidelines.




We hope this learning path helps you become a skilled Android developer. Most importantly, we hope you enjoy the learning process & building awesome mobile apps.

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