September 16th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Learning Android coding
This is not a regular question. First of all, I am a geneticist, have absolutely zero experience with any kind of coding but interested in learning android coding. My son (age 4 years) has autism and as a father of a child with autism, I have a tons of ideas that could be capitalized upon. The glitch here is, we, as parents of children with disabilities, pay through our noses for the services the child needs so practically we are usually left with very little money for anything else to do in our life.
If you are a programmer, coding is your bread and butter so I can not ask anyone to code for free. The new apps arriving in the store are astronomically expensive that very few parents can afford (but many still buy a dollar burger for lunch for a week and buy for their children). I would like to break this barrier and if its possible that I could learn myself, I will code apps for my son and will distribute it for free to the community. (This situation is in the US, the conditions in developing countries are even worse.)
Hence, my question is, how difficult is it for a person like me to learn android coding? Are there any free community resources that I can use? (very respectful and understanding where a newbie is coming from. I have a VERY BAD experience of Ubuntu forums, hence still using windows)
Many thanks for all your input.