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Blog reader Android tutorial for Android Studio?

I'm following the Android Development track, and just finished the first course, building a simple app in Android Studio. This was up-to-date with the latest tools.

However the next course in this track, creating a blog reading app for Android, is done in Eclipse IDE with different techniques altogether. The teacher also refers to a past 'crystal ball' project, and says that accelerometer and animations have already been covered when in fact they have not.

I'm very confused as to which course to take now. I want to finish learning Android quickly, but this Blog-Reader course seems to be out of date and irrelevant to the track as a whole. What should I do next and is this course being updated anytime soon?

Charlie Thomas
Charlie Thomas
40,856 Points

I know it seems confusing as the old crystal projects is no longer used but it is possible to do the blog reader project in android studio with minimum problems. But if you do run into any problems just post them on the forum. If you want to do the crystal ball project here it is: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-simple-android-app-old but you have to finish it by September 22nd as it will then be retired.

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Kate Hoferkamp
Kate Hoferkamp
5,205 Points

I would still do the BlogReader course, but just use Android Studio. The concepts have not changed and I found that I learned loads more in the course then in the Simple App in Android Studio. I promise you the BlogReader course is not out of date, just not using the latest software. The concepts are still current as ever!

The BlogReader course is currently being updated, I believe, and should hopefully be out soon but until then just do the course in using Android Studio. It was easy enough to figure out the small difference between Android Studio and Eclipse.

Plus, you always have the forum to help you out if you get stuck!