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Udacity and Google Team Up to Launch Mobile Web Development Course

This from the Udacity blog:

In Mobile Web Dev you’ll learn best practices for building great mobile web experiences in a self-paced, online class.  Over 12 lessons, we’ll teach you important stuff like adaptation to different sized screens on mobile devices, touch interaction, optimizing field input, and using APIs for cool features that require geolocation or the accelerometer. You’ll also learn to investigate performance issues, to understand mobile networking and battery usage patterns, and to create smooth animations. The best part is, by the end of this class, you will have built a web app with an amazing mobile experience (which is awesome not only because you’ll have learned new things, but also because it could really help you move forward in your career)!

The big draw here of course is that the course is affiliated with the Google Chrome Developer Relations team. Any course that can claim a famous pedigree has an advantage over other courses of similar technical content.

Mobile development has certainly hit full stride in 2013 leading into 2014. Most websites are finding the growth of their mobile user base is far exceeding the growth of the desktop group, so focus is being paid to improving the mobile experience for web users across the web. A developer who can claim to have deep understanding of mobile development has an advantage over other developers, and so this is a rare case where taking this course (and passing, of course) can lead to job opportunities and higher earnings.

If you are a web developer, and improving your skills in mobile development interests you, might be a course worth checking out!

 

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