Last Updated: January 28th, 2013

Hey, would-be developers! If you really want to know what's up with coding for Android, but have no clue where to start, this giveaway is for you.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

  1. Tyler Winton
  2. Michael Crash Kennedy
  3. Jeremy Granadillo
  4. Nandeep Devendra
  5. Cory Wolfe
  6. Jimmy Baez
  7. Jacopo
  8. Conor Darcy
  9. Javier Oggento
  10. Logan

We've partnered with Treehouse, a leading source in online learning, to offer up ten accounts (which are normally $490 each). With a Treehouse account, you can learn valuable skills in Android development, which include everything from how to get started coding for Android to more advanced things like "how to build a blog reader app." It's not just about Android, either – there are also lessons in several other subjects, like websites, programming, and more.


The "classes" are easy to follow, entertaining, and offer a go-at-your-own-pace layout. Each topic is broken down into several smaller sub-topics – each of which will give you a badge after completion. Within each sub-topic are separate lessons which contain videos and a short quiz at the end. It's all very well thought-out and easy to follow.

You don't have to take my word for it, though – head over to Treehouse and cruise around a bit. You can even preview the lessons!


So, what do you need to do to score one of these accounts? Simple: leave a comment on this post telling us why you'd like to learn how to develop for Android. There are also other, optional entry methods in the widget below – make sure to 'complete' everything you do (including leaving a comment!) for those entries to count.

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The contest is open to users across the globe, begins now, and will run for one week – so it ends on Saturday, January 19th at 12:00AM (midnight) PT. 

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jayson Escano

    I can call myself as a jack of all trades yet master of none, Android included.
    Winning here will greatly enhance my skills and focus on developing for Android system.

  • laffer98

    Time to expand on my college C.S. degree and learn Android, what better way than a great learning tool via Treehouse!

  • http://twitter.com/thnkco THNKco

    I've always been interested in the web and building applications to connect people. With Treehouse, I can keep up to date on the newest code and best practices! And start building native apps for android!

  • Denis Levesque

    have actually read up on them and it seems like an awesome site.

  • Tom Cruz

    Show me hoe to do it and I'll come up with my own ideas and do it myself. Knoledge is power, thanks AP for this awesome giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

    Yes please!

  • Vince Lewandowski

    I'm 56 years old and always up to learning something new!

  • Myrthe

    I would like to develop some apps for children in the Netherlands (and other countries too) to learn languages, math, colours, etc. Also this would help me a lot on my scription! We don't get tutored in making apps so we do have to learn this ourselves and sadly I don't have the money for this. It would really help me ger a head start in my carreer.

  • Vidur Paliwal

    I have been wanting to get into Android development for the past few months but have not been able to get a start yet, maybe this will help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lgoodlove Lee Goodlove

    my MIS association club would love this, we would be able to get a team together, to develop the security app we've been talking about, a lot easier with this.

  • Ony

    Learning how to develop app in android is just like opening the world of invention

  • http://www.facebook.com/hudspeth Mathew Hudspeth

    I'm planning on making a career change into Computer Engineering, so having a strong understanding of app development on such a widely used operating system would be very valuable.

  • aj34

    I want to make an app to keep me organized

  • http://www.facebook.com/PallMallka Tamás Dobó

    This is interesting

  • http://twitter.com/coasterjeff Jeff Smith

    I was a math and computer science teacher. I was laid-off due to low student enrollment. When I went to college, I learned mostly BASIC and Pascal as programming languages. I've since taught myself Visual Basic. But these languages an not very useful in programming these days. Mobile is where it's at! I'd like to learn how to code for Android for a few reasons. 1) To give myself an additional skill to help get me a new teaching job, 2) So that if I do get back into the classroom as a teacher, I can teach the students a relative and timely subject, and 3) To allow me to tinker around on my own and rediscover my love of computer programming.

  • Terry Saunders

    I would like to port over my apps from another mobile platform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001503814148 Peter James Escobar


  • http://twitter.com/flyers2114 Steve DeGregorio

    Have always tinkered.. Would love to learn more!

  • Hugo

    I think that it would be a great skill to learn, in order to possibly make some money, play around, or just have it on a resumé.

  • Mario Landivar

    I would be a very interesting tool to have in your dev arsenal!

  • Nik Vaughn

    I've attempted to teach myself Java and Android a couple of times in the past using books on the subject as guides. While I was able to struggle through some of the

  • http://twitter.com/nikvaughn Nik Vaughn

    I've attempted to learn Java/Android development in the past, but having very little program experience, Despite making some progress, I often got frustrated - as my main resources were books on the subjects. Treehouse, on the other hand, looks like it is much more engaging and I'd love to give it a shot.

    I've got plenty of project ideas... and who knows, maybe I'll treat myself to a month of Silver to see if their courses can help me get things off the ground.

  • NSims

    Want to build apps for my own use.

  • http://www.twitter.com/LeDavidMoreno HappyNacho

    I just started college and this will be a great opportunity. No lame stories here.