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Some version stuff questions.

Just wondering if I could use the app from this vid to code for Lollipop. And if I can also use the knowledge from this vid to code for Lollipop.

Michael Riehl
Michael Riehl
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Android Studio allows you to choose your API when you create a new project. You can choose to write the application to work only on Lollipop. It is pretty well explained in the tutorial videos for which API you will want to pick and why. At this point, less then 1% of devices actually run Lollipop so it would make most sense to code for a lower version so that more devices can run it. The only real reason you would want to code for the Lollipop API is if you need to utilize some of the new features available in that environment.

I hope this helps

Cheers, Mike