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Learn the Basics of Android

via Codecademy


Get started developing Android Apps! Get to know the Android programming environment and skills needed to build basic Android apps

### Why Learn the Basics of Android?

The use of mobile devices is increasing every year. Meet the operating system that powers nearly 90% of these devices—Android.

### Take-Away Skills

In this course, you'll be introduced to the wonderful world of Android. You'll find out why Android is such an awesome place to be developing apps. You'll meet Android Studio—the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android, and you'll learn the fundamentals skills you need to build simple Android apps and run them on a real or simulated virtual device!


  • Why Android?: Learn why developing for Android is such a great move and get started with Android Studio—the Android Integrated Development Environment
    • Introduction to Android
    • Android Devices
    • Developing for Android
    • Android Stack
    • Android Studio Tour
    • Installing Android Studio

  • Getting Started with Android: Dive into Android Studio—learn how to start a project, run an app on a device, and make your first Android app
    • XML in Android
    • Starting a Project
    • Navigating the File Structure
    • Introduction to Layout Editor
    • Running Your App on a Device
    • Android Studio Logging
    • Android Project: Dear Diary

  • Android App Fundamentals: Learn Android Development fundamentals and sharpen your skills building a calculator app
    • Android Activities
    • Android Layout Editor
    • Creating View Arrangements
    • Editing Layouts in Text Mode
    • Exploring Views and Material Design
    • Programming View Objects
    • Intents and User Interactions
    • Simple Calculator Project


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