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Kevin Michie6,554 Points
Use Empty Activity instead of Blank Activity. Less Errors and Better Rendering...so far...
While I was working through Interactive Story, my app did not like the changes I made when I tried getting rid of the Action Bar. I had multiple errors and would be constantly asked about a widget. After scanning the internet and trying at least 15 different ways to fix this, I made a change to what project type I should use.
Instead of Blank Activity, I used Empty Activity and my pre-loaded code was almost perfectly aligned to that of the video. The exception so far being the missing styles(v.21).xml.
You still need to change your API to 21, mine was at 23, to eliminate the rendering issues.
I hope this was able to help those that were frustrated with the rendering errors and files being pre-loaded so differently than the videos.