How to Code an Android App in Java | Grant Klimaytys | Skillshare

How to Code an Android App in Java

Grant Klimaytys, Software Engineer

How to Code an Android App in Java

Grant Klimaytys, Software Engineer

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8 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:32
    • 2. How to set up Android Studio and Android simulators

      5:53
    • 3. How to create a new Android project in Android Studio

      2:53
    • 4. How to configure the main screen of an Android app (activity_main.xml)

      3:58
    • 5. How to write Java code inside MainActivity.java

      8:42
    • 6. Bonus 1: How to add an alpha animation to an Android button

      2:55
    • 7. Bonus 2: How to debug an Android app

      2:37
    • 8. Class Project

      0:47
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*** Create Your First Android app! ***

Ever wanted to make apps but thought they were hard?

Good news, they're not! I will show you just how easy it can be!

No programming experience needed whatsoever!

Well, that's why I created this Android development course! No other course takes you from beginner (with no experience) to a full Android app. I will show you how to:

  • Install Android Studio (and required extras)
  • Setup the graphical look of your app
  • Connect layout elements like buttons and Text Fields to your java code 
  • Code in Java within an Android activity
  • Store items in Android Shared Preferences, making them accessible across app restarts

This course is for you if you:

  • Are a beginner or novice to Android App development
  • Want to understand Android apps in a short period of time
  • Love proceeding at an awesomely brisk pace!

This course is not for you if:

You are an expert or intermediate developer

What software do you need?

Android Studio (free) which runs on PC / Mac / Linux

Do you need experience?

No. I assume you are a complete beginner to apps and development in general

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Grant Klimaytys

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My very first software program was the artificial intelligence brain of an underwater robot in the early 2000's, still the coolest project I have ever worked on!

Since then I have designed and built websites, software and apps using all manner of languages and frameworks. Javascript, Bootstrap, .Net, Python, PHP - you name it, I've probably used it.

These days I focus on building quality cross platform apps using Xamarin studio in C#, Xcode and Swift 2 and Android Studio.

If you're considering becoming a freelance developer then I can honestly say it is the best life in the world. You will have no boss, earn an hourly rate of $60 - $150 and take holiday whenever you want!

Of course you have to learn how to make good apps first, which brings me to my second pa... See full profile

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8. Class Project: Now that you've completed your first Android app in this course, It's time for the class project. There are a couple of tasks I want you to complete that are very similar to everything I've shown you. So first of all, I want you to think of a very simple app. Try not to copy the app that I've shown you how to make. Just think of your own. And then I want that app to use only a single simple screen, just one UI at the front, maybe with one button, one piece of text. Once you've done that, think up some Java code to do a basic task. For example, when you press the button, you can change the text on the screen and then add a simple animation to make it all look good. Finally, I would like you to post a picture in the class project area. Good luck.