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The demand for Kotlin developers has reached a fever pitch — after all, Android Development is Kotlin-first — and to accommodate the need for more professionals with these skills, we’re launching our all-new Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree program.
In May 2019, Google announced that Android application development will become increasingly Kotlin-first, which is a boon for developers as Kotlin is versatile, concise, and easier to test and maintain.
Since Google first announced its support for Kotlin at I/O 2017, the programming language has quickly gained traction among the developer community.
What is Kotlin And Why Should You Learn It?
Kotlin has become one of the fastest growing languages. Its history dates back to 2010. It was created by JetBrains, a software-tools company, to offer a safe, concise solution which could also provide excellent primitives for concurrency — a challenging area for Android development.
Its popularity quickly increased after the first release of the programming language. More than 60% of professional Android developers now use the language to develop their apps, and over 70% of the top 1000 apps on the Google Play Store now use Kotlin.
Kotlin has become the fastest-growing programming language, according to GitHub, and it’s increasingly being used by companies like Google, Square, Pinterest, Pivotal, CapitalOne, and Atlassian. In fact, it grew 182% in use year-over-year from 2018-2019.
What is it Like Being an Android Kotlin Developer?
According to a JSON Labs report, the average global salary for Kotlin developers is $57,000. In the U.S., the average salary is $125,000. Don’t get bogged down by the global numbers as the demand for Kotlin developers is witnessing a rise globally.
To put this in perspective as of December 2019, Android holds 75% of the total market share of mobile operating systems worldwide with more than 2.9 million apps available on Google Play as of June 2020.
Many popular apps are either being built on Kotlin or are using more Kotlin to build their apps. Some of these examples are:
- Atlassian | Trello
This opens up a gamut of opportunities for developers who are skilled in this programming language.
Why Should You Enroll In Udacity’s Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree Program?
The Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree program will help you learn the fundamentals of building Android applications using Kotlin. This course will prepare you to become a professional Android developer, and allow you to create a diverse portfolio of projects to show employers, using Android development platform best-practices, Android Studio, and Kotlin.
By the end of this program, you’ll be able to build an Android application using the MVVM design pattern, data persistence, RESTful APIs, RecyclerView, animate user interface elements with MotionLayout, and use Google Maps, location services, and tracking.
Through its industry-relevant content created by professional Android developers with a range of industry experience, the Nanodegree program comes with five real-world projects to prepare you for Android Developer roles.
Course 1: Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, Part 1
Project 1: Building a Shoe Store app
Course 2: Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, Part 2
Project 2: Create an app to view the asteroids detected by NASA that pass near Earth
Course 3: Advanced Android Apps with Kotlin, Part 1
Project 3: Creating an Application Loading status bar
Course 4: Advanced Android Apps with Kotlin, Part 2
Project 4: Location reminder
Capstone Project: Design and build either a custom Android application inspired by your own idea, or a Political Preparedness application that will deliver civic data to end users via the app
The program is suitable for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of building Android applications using Kotlin and want to become Android developers, Android application developers who want to learn Kotlin for Android, and software engineers.
Learn Android Application Development Today!
If you want to master Kotlin and build professional Android apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform using Android Studio, then enroll now in our all-new Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree program.