How to install Android Studio: let’s talk development
Have you ever realized that the little green robot lookalike dressed in green has reached adolescence? For those who do not have this training in development, here is the information in layman’s language. I’m talking about Android. If you’ve ever had the chance to look at the Android prototype, you know that the icon looks a lot like a pretty adorable robot in its green avatar. Rather convinced by this new character? Let’s go on !!
Giving you an overview of Android was important here, as I’m about to explore the offerings that Android Studio (Google’s official integrated development environment for the Android operating system) has for developers. And, at the end of the article, I promise you will become a pro who knows all the details of Android app development. Running on the operating system, Android is quite easy provided you know the procedure. Let me give you an overview here through this article.
Before I get into the technical details, let me add some tips for you
The basic step to prepare your computer for Android development requires installing Android Studio.
Installing the Android SDK
Installation of Java kits,
With this development, your system is ready to code and test applications.
Let’s start by downloading the file
The very first step involves downloading the Java environment to your system. For installation, proceed here. There are different processing systems and the development kit. You need to find one that can do justice to the version you currently have on your system. Here is your link to get Android Studio and the development environment which will be your basic configuration to develop the applications.
Let’s start with the installation of Android Studio
Java is the basis of your Android app, so let’s start with the same. Programming language is a breeze and so you can learn it too. For now, let’s focus on installing Android Studio.
To install the same, download software called Integrated Development Environment or IDE. The installation is available free of charge from Google, so you can download it at any time. The software gives users access to all the tools besides knowing all the techniques used for the same. By default, the installed application can go to AppData Local and thus keep an eye on it. Your interface will look like this.
The next step for you is to install Java on your system. This is important so that you can use Android Studio effortlessly. To install Java Development Kit (JDK), you need to visit the embedded link here. The programming language is also simple and important for building your application. This is not only to make coding easier for you, but also to compile the code. The compilation will come in handy later and that’s why I can’t wait for you to keep it safe for now. Downloading the Java Development Kit will ensure that you are ready to work in the integrated environment.
Start the project
With the steps listed above, you are now ready to download and install the environment you need. Once you have downloaded the Android SDK, now is the time to go one step further to start your own Android Studio project.
You are now ready to launch your project
Now that you have the JDK and Android SDK, you are ready to launch your first project. And, the very first step will be to name the app. Here we are:
Name your application
Go to the File> New> New Project procedure to name your new project, the settings will appear once you go down the menu to select the setting listed here. To start your work, name your application by adding the name of the application in the “company domain” page. Besides the name of the company, you will find a series of columns that you will fill in to start development. Try the idea of ââusing the same domain name for the business. If you don’t have a specific business name, write whatever you want.
Invest time in targeting the right Android version
Going further, you will see a screen like this, which is important to know what type of device you are developing your app for?
As the next step in setting up the app environment, for which you are developing your app, you should stick to the most recent offerings. In addition, you can choose options including developing apps for phones and tablets. Now it is a question of choosing the latest version of Android. There are two different options available with the same. You can either use the “minimum SDK”, the lowest Android version, or choose to try the latest Android version depending on the choice.
Go, in either case, will offer a multitude of benefits to users. The latest version of Android may not remain available to as many users as the old version. Keeping this requirement even on your wish, let’s go further.
Choose the type of activity
The next task will be to add an activity on the next screen. Activities are the elements of the screens that you choose to move between. So pick any activity to choose from as shown here. You can do it now or later.
Along with this screen you will find a number of activities including âBasic Activityâ, âBottom Navigation Activityâ, âEmpty Activityâ and more.
The activities of the application are similar to the pages of a website. Just like website development, the option to build your app will give you a “setting” menu and a “main” activity setting menu. These are just standalone features that will help you take it further. With your very first application, it is advisable to stick to the âcore businessâ. If you’re done, click the next button to move on to the next activity. You can go further in the parameters by choosing “basic activity”> “resource_menu” name. The activity should remain something logical like “code activity” so that it can define the name of your activity.
Name the activity
To choose “Core activity“will offer you an additional XML file named”content_main.xmlâ. This is basically an activity that has the layout that Android Studios gave you by choosing âBasic Activityâ. Different items can be added at this point (if desired). Editing can be done via content_main.xml. You can also choose to open it via app> res> content_main.xml.
Google made an offer to users by already filling in the project with the “Hello world” application. Although it does require some of the coding that I have already explained in this blog. Take a look to find out more. Android Application Development: A Beginner’s Guide
If you are well acquainted with the technical details, now click on the main_activity.xml file, then choose the “Design”. With this you will see a window like this.
With this setting you will have your own app for you. Now that you have the knowledge and experience to make your very first application, congratulations you are a pro at development now !!
You have now taken the first step to become the Android developer now. While I haven’t gone through the main features of this article, someday I’ll cover everything that requires you to be a well-trained Android developer.
Until then, take a look at this article, launch your very first Android project, and dive into the journey to becoming a successful developer.
Good luck with the effort.
Aparna is a growth specialist with in-depth knowledge of business development. She sees marketing as a key driver of sales, keeping abreast of the latest developments in the mobile application industry. Her attitude to get things done makes her a magnet for the trickier jobs. During free time, which is rare, you can catch up with her in a game of Fussball.
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