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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

  • http://twitter.com/homemadecode Juan Garcia

    I have been working on my own game idea on iOS for quite a while, but I have lost some faith in iOS and I have become very enthusiastic about Android, I would sure love to learn to develop for Android.

  • hachacha08

    always looking to expand my knowledge

  • Tommy Thompson

    Currently in school for design and have been wanting to dive into developing Android Apps for quite a while.

  • JK

    I'm a frustrated programmer. The love for androids and reading this made me want to develop apps again. This time I want to contribute to the android community.

  • Fiasko

    I made a decent run with Google's own app inventor, but I always felt like I was cheating the system by not actually learning the code. I would love to spend time learning this depth knowledge in an easy to remember way

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostasr Kostas Rodolakis

    I want to learn because its a neccesity for my thesis this semester :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/zaeem.shoaib Zaeem Shoaib

    I'm studying to be a game designer and I think lessons on Android development is going to be immensely helpful in achieving that. Please sign me up!

  • Jonathan Unicorn

    Swinging for a win!

  • erik hendrickson

    As an unemployed disabled veteran an opportunity like this is amazing! I recently made the switch to Android from 4 years of iOS hell and have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to modify and tweak my phone within the Android system. Learning to design and develop Android apps would be a fantastic opportunty to work from homeand overcome the limits placed on me through my disability. I hope to work with your wonderful blog and Treehouse to achieve this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/imu09 Imran Remtulla

    I have tons of ideas for Android apps, but no skills to make them. Learning android will help me contribute to the community, and also make apps for myself which I really need but haven't been made.

  • bc93010

    sounds like a great way to start 2013's bucket list

  • yankeesusa

    I would definitely love to create my own app. This would be great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccrew02 Cory Crew

    i never win :{

  • Shaun

    I've always been interested in Android app development and is currently learning how to code myself. It's hard through books and ebook etc and I hope to learn coding online. Furthermore, I wish to earn some allowance for my school through my apps.

  • http://twitter.com/BravoKiloUno BKOne

    'cause i need a new hobby, and more disposable income.

  • PudgyPanda

    I want to make a to do app

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003849428 Matt Holbrook

    I'd like to develop for Android because its the best to develop for and should help me along with my goal to end up at Google some time after I finish school.

  • Jason Mcreynolds

    I just quit my job (11 years in IT) so I could learn to develop for Android. This would be a great help!

  • Pramod

    being an Android Dev is my dream and Iam currently Studying on it's Fundamental's... & if I could get the treehouse account.... It would be like achieving my dream goal....

  • http://www.facebook.com/mich.ru.73 Mich Ru

    I'd be interested in learning it as a hobby. Who knows, maybe it could become something more serious.

  • Guest

    Iv always want to dip my feet into some java, and android.

  • One An9ry N00b

    Iv always wanted to try programming, and everyone says that coding for android and java is easy.

  • andrew__des_moines

    sign me up...

  • Dan r. Maor

    Online guides only frustrate me, learning how to develop properly is something I want to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/akashash5 Akash Chaurasia

    Trying to learn android by myself is a bit hard. This would really help me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.hariri Nick Hariri

    Am i the winner? Let it be so AP!

  • http://twitter.com/arditasari arditasari

    I'm falling in love with android since i own S3, i'd love to learn about android more deep. Thanks!

  • Scott Manders

    I would like to see what I can create if I knew how apps work.

  • hollywoodfrodo

    i would love this!

  • Paul Bais

    Great idea!

  • omi

    I would love to enrich my knowledge in android development so i can make better and bigger apps :)

  • Edward

    Who wouldn't want to be an android developer? Only in the field developing android apps, what you can imagine you can make it comes true! it's practically bounded to unlimited possibilities! =)

  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    I've tried making an app before but keep getting stuck at the beginning because I'm still trying to learn and understand Android development. This would hopefully be great in helping because I would love to make apps that can be as useful as apps like Titanium Backup. I'd like to congratulate all the winners in advance!

  • Ian Healy

    I love custom ROMS, and want to learn how to benefit my Android community compatriots

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.papaioanoy George Papaioanoy

    to learn android dev faster and more relaible

  • Oezguer Oezkan

    I love to create android apps but i'm not good at it and i want to learn how to create real apps

  • tates11

    I want to expand my knowledge in programming

  • http://twitter.com/Blind_238 Jeremy Granadillo

    I want to develop a GUI-centric app for EVE online instead of yet another plain app that just shows data.

  • vhick

    I like to learn how to develop an app for Android because it is the way that I understand the whole OS make my custom modification to it. If I think that my app is usable for other, I will share it.

  • Jay Ulrich

    I have recently lost my job and am considering career change options. Learning to write Android apps would be a great change.

  • Coreykramer

    Would like to learn a new skill to get out of working in data centers and work on my own in more of a creative way than i have been able to in my past jobs.

  • Michael

    Ich geh Steil

  • Elliott

    I'm always developing web apps and mobile web apps..but I think it's time I learnt how to do it the native way! I've always been interested in Android development but never found any solid learning material to help me on my way. I'd love to win this !

  • mradm4n

    Well, I would love to learn more about android OS and application development, and would definitely try to make my own app (first something simple, and if that goes ok, then maybe something more serious like some kind of location based services app)..

  • Mears

    I want to make apps that transfer data with nfc to various household items. e.g. Android picture frame that will display pictures from phones.

    I've used teamtreehouse before and loved it, I would love learn from them some more!

    The unemployed disabled veteran probably needs this more than me though.

  • Triskuit

    Knowledge is power and I am inclined to soak in as much as my brain allows. Have my sights set on computer science degree and eventually want to program virtual reality systems. This would be a stepping stone along that path.

  • Pat

    I want to start my own business involving Android applications

  • poqeteer

    I'm a software developer and need to expand my skills to keep up with the younger developers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.hamilton.1485 Jonathan Hamilton

    I can program in a few different languages. I would love to learn how to program for android.

  • RyStar

    I started to do some research on android dev as I had an idea for an app and haven't come across anything that stuck out. I would be grateful for the free year and definitely make it worthwhile.

  • Dhafari Morgan

    I want to learn android development so i can provide the android community with lots of useful apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaunrdavis Shaun Dutchy Davis

    i believe i signed up for their program awhile back but could afford the gold membership at the time and just abut it. this would be really nice.

  • Rocco

    I'd like to learn about Android development because there are some simple apps that I'd like, but don't exist or meet my requirements. And i'd like to make said app myself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Monty/708655348 Sam Monty

    Just changed my career path from banking domain to wireless domain. It would help a great deal to know about what goes into making great apps till delivery to the end-client.

  • http://twitter.com/CNIAngel Grey Mister Angel

    Holy cow this is awesome! Sweet giveaway of a fantastic skill. I hope I win one of the gold memberships so I can start my Android app creation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tim55057 Tim Freeland

    Please consider my entry into this offer. Treehouse appears to be the answer to my development needs.

  • Magy

    I've always been interested in Android app development and currently I'm working on making interactive books for kids.

  • Julius Besser

    So I can make all the apps I think would be great for my phone but no one else has made!

  • Krish Masand

    I'm a high school student experienced with Java and would like to start building apps for Android!

  • Scott

    Android development's something I've wanted to learn more about. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kcls

    I'd really like to be able to expand my portfolio as a young designer. I can do the graphics, I've just never had the skills to implement them into anything. I'd love to finally be able to. This seems like a really great program, and perfect for me to do between studies!

  • Larizard

    As a fresh out of school graphic designer, I've spent a few months looking for opportunities while doing a tiny bit of freelance work on the side. I've been doing print design exclusively and would like to expand my capabilities to the screen. Interaction Design is on the rise, and learning to design and code apps for Android would definitely make my portfolio shine.

  • pie36

    I have always been interested in custom roms and lately have started to have the urge to try and develop a custom rom for my device.

  • theiowakid

    I have so many ideas for apps it unreal. I have a journal with about ten. I'd really like to be able to contribute to the world of Android.

  • Andrew

    Would love to learn how to develop my first app on Android!

  • Yaniv

    I Want to learn how to develop android apps.

  • ratatattata

    I'd love to be able to do something fun and (I tell myself) useful. :)

  • mr.kc

    an unemployed programmer wanting to develop android apps

  • ldillenberg

    Would love to learn how to develop an android app. I am a correctional officer in Wisconsin and I have plans for an app to assist us officers but because I have a wife and two kids I haven't been able to bring this idea to fruition.

  • Cherokee4Life

    I just backed a Kickstarter campaign to learn how to develop Java better for Android. I would love this and use it every day.

  • Steve Williamson

    I have tried learning to develop with android but found it hard. settled on a phonegap app which is now live but i really would like to learn to build native apps instead as I have many app ideas to build!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.cape.399 Kevin Cape

    I've been reading books for this and trying very hard to learn but hopefully I can win this so I can make my imagination a reality!

  • Mícheál O’Cuinn

    It's been a dream of mine to make apps and games for android for several years now, but I just can't seem to get myself started. This would be a great opportunity for me!

  • Eduardo Martinez

    I want to learn to develop for Android in order to either start my own little app business or to start a portfolio which will help me gain a position developing apps for a company.

  • Javier Oggento

    I need to develop my final project to graduate at university. It'll be on android...so this could be really useful :)

  • Gene Sok Yun

    I'd love to learn how.

  • Colin Sorenson

    This giveaway is coming at a great time in my life. I am just starting to learn how to code and would love a opportunity to develop for android. I believe nfc technology is very powerful and I have a few apps in mind I would like to develop for android with nfc as my focus. Good luck to all!

  • pjshark

    I have a number of ideas that I am ready to put into reality, however I lack the skills to develop an app. So this would be a great place to start.

  • mechapathy

    I took some AP Comp Sci classes in high school, but without practice I've forgotten most of my skills. I'd love to get back into the swing of things on mobile.

  • http://twitter.com/psalanguit Paolo Salanguit

    I'd like to learn how to develop an android app so that I can turn my app ideas into a reality :>

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    I've been meaning to take up Android Development for some time now, as Android, as an ecosystem fascinates me, and now that I've become something of a power user, having used Android for close to 3 years non-stop, I want to give back to the awesome community of Android developers. I believe the best way to do this would be by providing top quality apps that would hopefully improve new comers' and old timers' experience on Android that much more.

  • Nick Coad

    Just starting working a lot with mobile app development at work - would love something like this!

  • Hiren Vasani

    I am Java developer but want learn Android development, So this will be very helpful for me...

  • Francis Scardino

    I need to get some in house development done for customers of mine. Currently I sub it out and get pretty substandard results but better than I can do myself. As a Sysadmin it's frustrating, but coding is not the same as my usual scripting or router configs. Help me help myself. Super cool giveaway, knowledge is power.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolAirG1 coolair

    Since the day I owned the G1 3 years ago, I already fell in love with android and the freedom it gives me. Since that day, I have owned a total of close to 20 android devices. And since that day, I started wanting to be a developer, to make app for Android. I work in the medical field and really want to make app for use in medical clinics, to help doctors and nurses saving time and concentrate more on how to help the patients. Of course, at this time, there are many app out there gearing toward health and fitness, but that's not what I want to make. I want to make a practical app, that can be used by doctors and nurses, not the general population. Maybe the market for my app will be much smaller than for games, utility, and entertainment; but that's what I want to do. If you give me this chance, I will be many steps closer to my goal. Thanks.

  • http://JadoJodo.com/ Jordan Finnigan

    Having used Treehouse in the past,this service really is awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.labrier Taylor LaBrier

    This sounds like it would be really helpful!

  • ozzysong

    I'm a web developer trying to expand my skills into the android world :)

  • Shaun

    I have always wanted to learn Android development to create apps to make my work and life easier. Once I am good at it I can share with my coworkers.

  • MJBigDeal

    I want to learn android dev so I can make childrens apps and games

  • Le0nardZelig

    I wanna learn Android to make the world a better place (and earn a sh*tload of money).

  • Bilal Nasir

    This is an amazing offer to rekindle the Android Love. It would be a wonderful opportunity to learn something new in Android :)

  • Þór Sigurðsson

    I have too many ideas to write and I need that extra push of knowledge to get them realized. I can see TreeHouse being that push (virtually and literally).

  • Sean T.

    Always been interested in how to program for android or iOS, this would be a great opportunity to learn.

  • AitorTheRed

    I hope to win, as I think it is very usefull :)

  • http://twitter.com/jonmappbass Jon Mapp

    Just started learning Java, this would help!!! Hear good things about Treehouse

  • Carlos

    I was originally trained as a developer but somehow, through the years, my interest wandered and settled into design. I've always had the interest to learn programming and development again; winning this giveaway would be a perfect opportunity for me to go back to my roots. Count me in! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/edboyww Ádám Vincze

    Android has been the platform of my dreamsfrom the beginning: it is light, scalable, fits everywhere and evolving ever since. :) If there is one platform I wold like to get involved, then it is. And since I'm unemployed riht now, it seems like a good opportunity as well.

  • Stan

    This is my most important goal for the year. I want to be an Android developer with multiple apps by the end of the year.

  • Spyros Giannopulos

    I began to develop android applications but every extra advanced tip would be wonderfull to know from experts!!!

  • Dimitris

    I want to learn how to make android apps.

  • http://twitter.com/RobbySmet Robby Smet

    I would love to learn some more about android :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kazutaka.muraki Kazutaka Muraki

    I would really like to start learning how to make android apps, it would really help me to find a job ^^

  • Zack Stewart

    Wow this is great timing. I am the tablet/smart phone "Support Guy" and My boss has been pushing me to begin Android App design. While I do have some resources, the more the better... PLEASE random RaffleCopter, pick me!!!!

  • Brent

    This is a great opportunity

  • Stefany

    You have no idea how long I've been trying to learn how to develop for Android. I need this, this is probably my only chance at ever doing something I LOVE. It's hard to find good courses or sites that actually help learn, and I'm sure this is what I need. So please, pretty please, pick me!

  • Dana Canfield

    Ever since the days of the Palm Pre, vendors have promised todo lists that were context-sensitive (pop up your work list when you're at work, pop up your grocery list when you're at the store), and despite dozens of todo lists that claim to be great for the Getting Things Done, I've yet to find one that actually follows the methodology (mainly due to the lack of easy-to-switch contexts). So, I'm going to build one. Even if I don't manage to get every feature in from day one, it's going to have appropriate hooks so that great things can be done when it's paired with Tasker.

    I've got many years of PHP, Bash, and PERL experience, but something to help me get started with Android would certainly be helpful.

  • Thomas Kefalas

    I work in a job at Help Desk, I have always loved messing with my phone, trying to make it better with custom roms, kernels, etc and I see this as the next step in being able to do something big. This would give me the tools in order to begin making my impact on the world.

  • shchen

    Because "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest"!

  • Josh Rahn

    I've developed a few games for my droid that never really went anywhere. This would would be a big help in actually getting to an end result.

  • Hug

    Apps are the way to go in the future. Why not learn one of the most open source platforms?

  • toby

    always been interested in android app development.

  • [email protected]

    I will use this newfound knowledge to create a app that will blow your socks off!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/davor.gricar Davor Gričar


  • Razvan Coroama

    This would help me a lot !

  • Melvin Blokhuijzen

    Isn't it obvious. Because I want to developer great software!

  • marito.h

    I want to know, if it's possible, how to manipulate every notification message. Also how to make an app with plug-ins capability.

  • Forcemaker

    I am a chaotic person and I'd love to implement my 999.999 ideas for really(!) better Todo/GTD apps and more personal data apps. Dare me ... ;-)

  • Vivek Maru

    Many times I find myself searching endlessly for a particular kind of app only to find apps which are either missing some functionality or beautiful but not that usable or not well made! Worst.. I find it's there for iOS but not for Android. With Android app development knowledge, I would rather build a app from scratch instead of wasting hours searching for something.... well "almost what I needed!".

  • TheScientists

    I've become more and more interested in learning Android app development for 1) a backup source of income in a tight economy and more 'insurance' for my family and 2) a chance at being my own boss. Would love to give this a shot.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    oh boy this might jumpstart learning android!

  • coggy9

    I want to learn so I can create useful apps and fun games.

  • fodawim

    Would be cool to get to know android development to have an extra skill in my skillset!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcgavril Dan-Claudiu Gavril

    Thank you for your great work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/grzesiekbeee Grzesiek Baran

    Great prize! Thanks for opportunity to win it!

  • Chris Smith

    This is certainly something I'd be interested in

  • KRS_Won

    I think starting a new business would go hand in hand with app learning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674791489 Loic Lacomme

    I need that for my future. I have the idea for the app (top secret) need to start

  • http://twitter.com/ThisMexicanSays Jesus Gomez

    this would dope to learn this

  • Ron

    I have so many idea and it sounds like Treehouse is just the tool box I need to develop my skill. Please pick me! :)

  • Trung

    Learning to develop would be pretty cool. I've been meaning to get into development whether it be for Android or iOS but never seemed to have the time. So this would be an amazing opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1040714919 Andrew Crantas

    I want to learn how to develop apps for hobby and if i see that this is viable i may start developing for a living

  • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

    Would love to win this, i am just now starting to get into development on android and i am sure this get me on my way

  • Alex S

    As a college student discovering a nascent interest in development and the Android world, this would be perfect for me. I want to understand app creation and use the skills Treehouse can give me to create an app of my own.

  • Maxwell Kozlov

    I got a book from AP on how to do it (thanks!), and I feel like this would really help me get a better grasp on the development of apps.

  • Cole Boggess

    I'd really love to learn Android development. I'm currently a web design student and Android development would look GREAT on my resume.

  • Matthew Mascioni

    I'll be an Android user for about 3 years soon. My first phone had Android Cupcake on it. (Cupcake!) I loved it, but I found it lacking in stuff. I want to be developing Android apps in this new year. I'm already a designer, I need to learn the development end. And as a student, this would be so helpful.

  • Amin Rainmaker

    I'm mostly a self-taught programmer, and learning Android development is kind of in my bucket list so... this would make perfect timing.

  • Ali

    I want to improve my Android development skills...

  • Darek

    nice one

  • http://twitter.com/j_hollender Justin Hollender

    I've always wanted to get into Android development, but haven't seen a good way to learn.

  • jumb

    I'll be ready when holographic pornography is invented to program some mad stuff.

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    I know a little Java but this seems really helpful

  • Meuk

    I'd like to further develop my skillset in android. My current skillset is very basic, but I know i can do more!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133303367 Tom Parash

    i would like to learn so I can make my own apps for personal use

  • Erkan

    I want to extend my knowledge for Android and develop advanced applications.

  • Harsha Koraddi

    Android finally opened the apps to the Indian market.would luv to have a chance to know more from the inside

  • http://twitter.com/Kefirok Kefirok

    I just rooted my GT-i9100 to get some insight on the specs and the possibilities of it. With the possibility of learning how to develop apps for my supported and <3ed smartphone OS I could really understand the functionality of my Android devices.

  • Lawrence Milford

    I would love to learn how to put my Android addiction to good use!

  • zab

    I need to develop a different kind of time managing and pim system as current apps don't do what I need