Getting Started with Android
Making an Android app is easier than you think, and we'll show you how! Learn how to set up and use a few free tools to make a simple Fun Facts app that you can test on your computer. You don't even need an Android phone!
Creating the Screen Layout
Before we start writing any code, let's create the simple screen layout we will use to display our fun facts.
Basic Android Programming
Android apps are typically written in a programming language called Java. Let's take a deeper look at the Java concepts we need to make our button do something.
Coding the Fun Facts
Everything is set for us to add the fun facts to our app. In this stage we'll update the button to pick a new fact and change the color.
Improving Our Code
In this stage we will take a moment to "refactor" our code, which means we'll change a few things and organize it a little better without changing how it works. Then we'll add a new class to help us change the background color for each fact.
Testing and Debugging
We can't always see what's going on behind the scenes of our app, so in this stage we'll learn how to use a few tools to monitor how the Fun Facts app is working and to troubleshoot problems. We'll also see how to run it on a real phone.