Capstone MOOC for "Android App Development"
The Capstone project will integrate material from throughout the Specialization to exercise and assess the ability of learners to create an interesting Android app by applying knowledge and skills learned in previous MOOCs, including Java programming features, Android Studio tools, Android Activity components, Material Design, file I/O and data persistence, unit testing, and software patterns. The project itself will be similar in design goals to previous assignments, however it will provide less of the skeleton code than earlier MOOCs to encourage more creativity in learners and provide greater opportunities for learners to customize the app. The Capstone project will utilize weather data obtained via concurrency and networking mechanisms, but these mechanisms will be packaged into a “black-box” library, so learners can produce an interesting working app on their own without having to master advanced topics. Naturally, these advanced topics will be covered in greater detail in the subsequent “Mobile Cloud Computing with Android” Specialization, which will encourage students to continue their exploration of Java and the Android ecosystem.