A quick, one-hour introduction to Android app development
Course source materials at on github.
Set aside an hour to complete these tasks (a lot of waiting for downloads)
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If you don't have it already, download and install Android Studio.
This is the editor we will use to write our apps.
Once Android Studio is installed, go to the Android SDK Manager inside Android Studio (Tools -> Android -> SDK Manager) and check two things:
Download the code for this class:
In Android Studio, choose to "Open an existing Android Studio project" (Or go to File -> New -> Import Project)
Choose the AndroidBeginnersFirstApp folder on your computer
Android Studio will prompt you to install a lot of components in order to be able to build the app. Follow all of the suggestions.
If you have an an Android phone enable developer options so that you can install and run your own apps.
An Android phone is not required for this course.
If you *don't* have an an Android phone:
If you just can't wait to get started, here's some resources to start learning now:
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Additional lessons and projects based on this same app are available for you to complete at home: