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Android App Development Quick Start

via LinkedIn Learning


Create your first Android app. Learn all the basics of the platform, and all the skills an Android app developer needs to be successful.

Android powers the majority of smartphones on the planet and a growing number of devices, from Android Wear on your wrist to Android Auto for your car. This course is designed to teach anyone how to make a new Android app from scratch. Learn all the basics of the platform and all the skills an Android app developer needs to be successful. Discover the tools and technologies that you will use when you create apps for Android, including Java, XML, and the Android SDK. Then find out how to make your first app—a simple dice-rolling game. Finally, dive into some experiments to tinker with and expand on your app and learn more about how Android apps work, including where to go next.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files
1. Android Basics
  • Android app basics
  • App Development overview
  • Tools for Android app development
2. Setup
  • Android development requirements
  • Download and install Android Studio
  • Test your setup
3. The Major Parts
  • Android Studio
  • Java
  • XML
  • Android SDK
  • Starter templates
  • Emulators
  • Hardware
  • Documentation
4. Make an App
  • About the game
  • Create a project, variable, and toast
  • Modify an XML widget, create a button
  • Connect Java with XML widgets
  • Create a random number generator
  • Create a single die
  • Create three dice using an ArrayList
  • Add dice images
  • Accessing ImageViews in Java
  • Make dice images dynamic
  • Add score display
  • Add score logic
  • Use Material Design button
  • Add design
  • Add icon
5. Tinkering with Your App
  • Experiment 1: Changing the data
  • Experiment 2: Changing the dice
  • Experiment 3: Changing the design
  • Next steps

Taught by

Doug Winnie

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