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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.

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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!

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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.

  • Sapko82

    this is sweet

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Daddy likey.

  • http://www.brubro.com Bruce Brown

    I've got a couple app ideas and have toyed with development but have been a bit deterred by the many "flavors" of Android out there. This would move me off the dime and get my apps done.

  • smx

    this is great, if i don't win I will subscribe

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    This summer I'm graduating from college and I'm interested in pursuing a career in Computer Science. I've already made an app for my school (http://goo.gl/Vab6u), but I would like to further my knowledge with this :D
    Good luck to all!

  • http://twitter.com/jonoor ⚡ jonathan ⚡

    I think one of the most important things as android matures is that the apps mature with it. Android apps are getting more attractive and fun to use and they need to continue to progress. I have a great eye for design and understand what users expect when they interact with apps on the android platform. Would love to finally be able to learn how to create one of these great apps myself.

  • jake

    Seems like fun :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.winton.7 Tyler Winton

    This would be amazing, simply amazing.

  • peter steffek

    This would be awesome! :)

  • Stas

    I'm looking for a new job in my new life in a new country I immigrated not so long time ago. Would be awesome to win one of this and start programming for android.

  • martyhalpern

    As I am a self-employed individual in a still tight economy, learning another skill such as Android dev would be most helpful.

  • Sean

    This would be great!

  • JFK

    Because I am pretty awesome. And Android apps are too. Therefore, I need to make an android app.

  • Doan

    I'll take it.

  • ApocalypseX99

    They make it interesting to learn, pretty cool site

  • Zahed Shareef

    been waiting for this!

  • Adrian O.

    I have some apps ideas since I've got my first Android smartphone, but i never really got to learn android, just some basic stuff.

  • will

    Career change

  • http://www.twitter.com/darrylcobb maxrobes2000

    I am looking for a way to transition from an unskilled job to a more technical and meaningful source of employment.

  • Frank

    Seems like a good idea

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.gill.54 Timothy Gill

    i think it would be awesome to turn something i'm passionate about into a possible career while advancing/improving the Android ecosystem.

  • br_hermon

    I'm a graphic designer and Web developer. In order to expand my skill set, I'd really love to learn android development so that's one more thing I can offer my clients.

  • dt

    It's the future, right now!

  • dp03

    a long time ago I did Java dev work, now as a Dilbert like project management zombie, I'd like to get back to some developing in my spare time

  • Joshua Morgan

    I have a lot of ideas for apps that I would love to develop that I haven't had the resources to learn how. his would give me the opportunity to develop for a platform that I've grown to love. This way I could give back to the community, create something lasting, and also create a way to support my family further financially.

  • RonD45

    Look like a good opportunity to learn to program for my favorite device.

  • http://www.geeknik.com/ geeknik

    I want to learn how to code Android apps so I can be the next millionaire! =)

  • Russell Sprague

    Well I just landed a contract to build an app, so I need to learn how pretty fast...

  • http://www.facebook.com/HenriqueMelissopoulos Henrique Melissopoulos

    I want to learn because I want to work with Android development!

  • JensAstrup

    I'm a huge Android fan (obviously, who else reads AP?) so that's a huge part of it and I also see this type of skill requested by would be employers alll the time. Would be pretty nice to have a leg up.

  • http://www.jameskaczynski.com/ James Kaczynski II

    I'd like an account because I've been wanting to learn how to code for awhile as a hobby and to get some of my ideas forward; And YouTube isn't the best resource because of outdated content..

  • infernalpudding

    I've recently jumped into the world of android app development because I want to make productivity apps. This seems like it would help me reach that goal sooner than continuing solely with my current resources (books and experimentation).

  • http://www.facebook.com/ztacc Zak Ryterman

    I'd love to expand my Android knowledge!

  • johndeg

    I want to learn Android programming so that I can develop an attendance app for my daughter's childrens chorus.

  • kaneissik

    I like learning about different things, learning to develop on such a strong platform is something that interests me.

  • eugene downing

    Would love to make some useful apps.

  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    Because I want to be able to see my work come to life. I want to have others use what I created.

  • melinda

    I love all things Android!

  • William Peterson

    My son & I are looking to learn programming together. He just turned 13. Both of us think it would be some good geek out time together. He has an app he wants to build as do I. Neither have a clue where to start. This looks like just the ticket! Thanks for the chance, AP.

  • Mike Adams

    One of my new years resolutions is to build an awesome android app!

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

    Seems like a good idea.

  • Marshall

    I've been trying to learn Android programming for awhile now. This would be a nice resource to have to better understand the basics.

  • san

    It will help sharpen my resume in this economy.

  • Tze Tuo Cheung Vivas

    I want to help other people through apps, Android is the best way to accomplish this, with the huge number of devices that run Android and much lower cost to develop for it, I will be able to reach more people through apps. It will also be a new skill that could potentially help my resume in this economy.

  • Chris Burbank

    Been wanting to try my hand at Android development but have no clue where to start. This would ROCK!

  • Christopher Mason

    Because I love messing with computers/phones, and it seems like a good place to start.

  • Gabriel Forgie

    aww yiss

  • AndrewBuell

    I need it so bad YouTube tutorials just don't do it for me

  • Ian Boys

    I've been coding as a hobby for a while now -- getting a jump-start into Android-specific development would be great!

  • zero

    I'm the of the lead Android blog in my country, is time to take this to the other level!

  • Tim Harper

    I would like to begin android development. I would start with a decent Facebook widget:). maybe eventually get into morein depth useful apps

  • Chris Clark

    This would be quite helpful.

  • DoubleP90

    I love making android apps, and there's nothing more satisfing than having people download my apps, but i still have a lot to learn and this would be a good opportunity to learn and make some great apps

  • Michael

    I am a computer science major, anything more I can learn would help me become a more profitable person.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yohanes.d.dian Yohanes Dwi Dian

    I love Android. I've learn android programming by myself but slow in progress. Hopefully by joining a formal android course will improve the progress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1843945564 Brian Grohe

    I have taken ap Computer Science, I love working with computers and I will be going to college for Computer Science.

  • Alex

    So i can actually help with rom development and app development for the root community!

  • bevon

    I could sure use this.

  • lostchopstik

    didnt even know such a thing was out there

  • http://twitter.com/RebelCoonage @RebelCoonage

    I've always wanted to be able to make an app the way I envision it, and not the way some of these corporations lazily throw together one.

  • Raloc

    I'm interested in building out applications for Android, quite simply. There's so many small apps that could be made to bolster the utility of all of the current Android devices and it would be cool to be a part of that.

  • Ryan Ball

    I would love to learn more about Android programming as a CS grad student as I love Android and want to make some cool apps

  • Ian McClellan

    So I can acquire the funds I need to take a cultural immersion trip in India

  • Cameron Foster

    I'm going to butcher the topgun quote but: my head is writing cheques my body can't cash. I've got ideas for apps both for my job as a teacher - and because I want to make a couple of games that have been bubbling around my head. I just don't have coding knowledge/skill.

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    I've been wanting to develop for android for a while now, but haven't found a learning resource that I like. Treehouse seems to fix that.

  • Brian V.

    I would love a shot at winning this, since I have dabbled in programming but never became fluent in any language. We all know by now mobile is the new frontier, and I believe Android will be the leading system for years to come

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbug2008 Don Patton

    Hi, my name is Don, I am 52 years old and working in a dead end job for peanuts. I started a 2 year programming degree over 20 years ago but got sidetracked. Now, I have re-enrolled at the local community college in order to finish that degree with the goal of programming android apps. Any assistance in this area would be greatly appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.hyde2 Austin Hyde

    I would like to develop an app that iwll benefit me at work

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

    As a game design student nearing his final year of university, I have plenty of reservations of working with publishers. I'd like to be an indie dev, and make sure my games are multi-platform and as DRM-free as I can reasonably trust. I want to bring more quality games to Linux and Android specifically, but as of yet in my college career I haven't found the time to practice development for anything else other than windows.

  • Wm. Mike Kostok Jr.

    Sounds like a great place to start. I plan on moving on to programming when I finish my Networking Security degree. Hope I win!!!

  • Ayman

    I plan on starting medical school in the fall and I not only want to treat patients face to face, I'd like to work with software companies to make health applications to improve my patient's quality of care. My hope is that I will be able to reach more people and make a difference in health technology and since everything is going mobile, learning to develop is the first step.

  • Srinath

    Awesome! :D

  • SickoPsycho

    I am just starting to get into developing- this would be awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/olkjas Noah Hamlen

    I'd love to start learning to program in general, but learning how to do it in Android would be especially nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.thompson.391 Mitchell Thompson

    Me Me Me... "You gon learn today"

  • Brady Rainey

    Cash money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/d3FytH3m1Nd Jinghuang Lim

    wow this is awesome! as a computer engineering student, I hope that I can win this to further better my skill!

  • BrionBrown

    My love for android has me slowly getting back into computer classes at a local college and this would definitely help get some free education on developing apps. As a dad and a full time worker, being able to do some at home and on my own time would be great!

  • Asinx

    Im a java programmer getting started with android and this would help so much with my goal to contribute to the Android community.

  • JG

    I've got a few great (I think anyway) ideas for some apps... Knowing how to code them might come in handy when I try to build them ;)

  • heat361

    I want to win because I always wanted to make my own apps so that people could enjoy them on the play store. I really hope I win this.

  • Chris Buck

    I'm a family law attorney who would like to learn how to create apps that increase access to justice and remove the obstacles to people helping themselves. I'm an avid blogger and website developer and have taught myself PHP, javascript, jquery and css, and have developed and published WordPress plugins.

  • fauz33

    because my final year project about Android apps. hehhee

  • http://www.facebook.com/25or6to4 Jason Straub

    This would be a great foot in the door for spin up for Android. Pick me!

  • Andy-pants

    I'm tired of my mindless dead-end tech job. I'd like to take control of my career and forge out on own.

  • Ricky Tew

    this is a good contest

  • BD

    To make something I can use everyday

  • http://www.facebook.com/gouthamkumaran Goutham Kumaran

    i am a student who loves android development and would love to learn about android apps development also, i hope i win

  • cjmckee

    I'm currently in school and android dev would be a great skill when looking for work after grad

  • http://twitter.com/ericwilborn Eric Wilborn

    I've got ideas that I need to put into action. I'd love for this to become a career.. but I'm going to need to get started first.

  • http://twitter.com/MattS154 Matt S

    I'm a computer science major :) It'd be awesome if I could learn how to properly code Android apps for my phone.

  • Dustin Sand

    I've actually been thinking about trying to get into Android development, but have very little coding experience. So this would be perfect!

  • Alain Lafond

    For sure I would love to develop my own application, and be an Android mogul...

  • kcslimmers

    I want to learn android Dev to try and create custom tailored home automation app that does what I need it to do

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rob-Pester/100002479932056 Rob Pester

    I would like to learn to program for Android to possibly supplement my income and come up with quality apps that would only be for Android and not the evil fruit co.

  • Todd Nelson

    I'd totally use this because I'm a geek at heart. I've done some cool hardware mods on my Galaxy Nexus (e.g. Touchstone mod for magnetic induction charging), and I'm running a custom ROM and kernel, but I don't know squat about developing software.

  • Tim Sebek

    Been wanting a better way to learn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vittorio.maric Vittorio Maric

    To further my knowledge and maybe actually make some useful apps.

  • Mayank Chauhan

    I wanna learn Android development because I just love Android. I've so many ideas about Android applications but cannot implement them.

  • http://twitter.com/Allen91 Allen Lauer

    I've always wanted to learn how to develop apps, this would be great!

  • Nikhil

    So that I can start developing apps for companies and get some business out of my knowledge.

  • ST

    Because it's a very nice extra source of income and I have tons of ideas in making great apps for all to enjoy.

  • xredjokerx

    I want to develop my own app and make money hohoho

  • Sheldon H Henderson

    There's this app that is on iOS that has no Android counterpart and the devs have made it clear they aren't going to make one, so I need to be that person that ports it.

  • Tricia Flynn

    I am a former engineer turned high school math and physics teacher. Many schools are integrating technology not only into the classroom, but into the curriculum as well. I have some software experience, but I would like to learn app development both to be able to develop custom apps for my students and other faculty, and to be able to ultimately teach a course in android app development at my school. Apple already has such a large presence in education and I would like to bring at least an equal representation of the android platform to students.

  • http://urban-scholar.com/ LaRosa Johnson

    I have lots of different ideas for apps, but need to know how to write an android app to make it all happen.

  • Asher Simonds

    I can design the apps I want to make, but don't have the programming knowledge to make them real.

  • Tubby Lewis

    I'd love to learn how to do this. The other day I had a great idea for an app where your phone doubles as a ******** that can ******* and would be very popular at ******** and may have other wider applications.

  • Martin

    I have some great ideas for apps but lack of programming skills is preventing me from realizing them.

  • http://EmptyApartment.net/ Mr. Creeper

    Great giveaway! As someone who enjoys working on websites as a hobby, it'd be great to gather some more knowledge to add to my skills. Plus, with these Android based classes, I'd be in a great spot to put together an Android app specifically for our website!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.evans.90663 Sam Evans

    I'm self employed, and seriously struggling. I've got a great idea, and business plan for an app, and even ordered a slightly old Java text book online. I was planning on just plowing through learning to program until I was able to finish my app, but this would be solid gold. Hook me up guys! My app is even for a good cause :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    So I can put my ideas into a reality

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.gow.14 Chris Gow

    It would be helpful to be able to design apps for work

  • Sam Hollis

    Maybe I'm missing the point, but does nobody know that Google has their own Android Developer portal, complete with tutorials and guides and everything?

    http://developer.android.com/index.html

  • Bruce Gavin Ward

    bit 'app'rehensive about being apt enough to 'app'ly myself with sufficient 'app'lomb.
    but i'll 'app'ly anyway

  • Andre

    Front-end developer looking to break into programming.

  • Dave A

    App dev is not my strong point but I would like to work to enhance my skills

  • http://twitter.com/GethHerO GethHerO

    I could use this because my Java is ok but I would rather use c++

  • wolfkabal

    yes plz

  • VegasDude73

    I'd love to learn Android Development better. I have dabbled around but haven't really sat down and learned it and this looks quite interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwadden.mobile James Wadden

    I'm enrolled in college 3 yr programming course, had to take a medical leave because of family issues. I'm off until Sept. 2013, this would be great as practice until I go back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725171 Karthik Nayak

    Im a student doing my computer science engineering and this kind of soft skill has always been in my interest and it will also hel me in my education

  • http://twitter.com/daturkel Dan Turkel

    I'd like to make apps for myself and my friends

  • fixxmyhead

    Wanna learn another skill and make apps

  • stridakira

    I want to learn to develop apps for Android to make great games.

  • Spectral Resolution

    I really want to supplement my income and I'm very passionate about Android and want to learn how to create apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Star-Sizu/100000944071562 Star Sizu

    To see if it's possible to make pc game into android games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dinans3 Derek Sharer

    Year of sobriety under my belt and could really use this as I try to catch back up to my peers before my re enrollment in college this fall.

  • http://twitter.com/JordanTBlount Jordan

    I would love to build the skills to create better applications.

  • http://twitter.com/SchiffMi Michael Schiff

    Just made a huge life change and started a graduate program in computer science...would love to use this as a source of more knowledge and practice.

  • Ritvik

    Ever since i bought my first android phone i have been very curious about how the apps are made! Being a computer engineering student , it would be really great if i could learn more about developing android apps for education purposes.

  • Yair

    I want to learn Android so I can make a difference in the apps market today, so I can make what hasn't been done for making Android users lives easier :)

  • http://twitter.com/CaffeinateDroid Caffeinated Droid

    I would love to learn how to code an app. I always feel like the least techie person in a room of techies. Next step in my Android loving world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Caloy.Aurellano Caloy Aurellano

    To make my own apps.

  • http://www.razzil.com Raza Rahil Hussain

    To build my apps for startup which helps students from village to learn from experts.

  • http://twitter.com/adamtarmstrong Adam Armstrong

    would love some training

  • Lorenzo Cruz

    i want to develop apps

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I'm always looking for great Android resources, this sounds wonderful. I'm in the middle of working on some stuff and this would be a great way to fine tune some best practices.

  • Leona Overton

    Would love to start learning to program for android!

  • Yusef Abouremeleh

    I am a university freshman student now enrolled in my first java class and development seems like an extremely exciting field that I would love to be involved in. Winning programming courses would be a dream for me, so that I could pursue my interest and develop apps to help everyday people

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.a.pratt Steven Pratt

    I would love this as I am starting to develop Android apps!

  • Morgan

    Needs me some training

  • ewilliams1009

    I want to make a game

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    Whoo! I'd love to dev. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Myhai91 Mihai

    I would like to make a game. I have ideas, but I would love to learn the means to implement them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdkoren Jonathan Koren

    Looks pretty awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdkoren Jonathan Koren

    I'd like to learn some of the more advanced and expert topics related to Android app development, and maybe come up with an app on my own (and improve the app I work on for my company)

  • Mikey510

    So I can make overweight people rethink their overweightedness. My app will help fix that, as long as you got yourself an android phone.

  • Kristopher Linville

    We don't... need no... ed-u-ca-tion...

  • Lem_is_cool

    Being unemployed/housebound due to health reasons my girlfriend has been
    on at me to do something productive. As we both have those moments
    where you go "Oh, that's a great idea for an app, why hasn't anyone made
    that yet" this would be a kick up the butt to do something great.

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