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What is the Android Blog Reader App?

I've been trying to figure out what type of app this is:

What's it for?

What does it do?

Why's it important?

Is it worth building?

Is it worth selling on Google Play?

3 Answers

Ayman Bitar
Ayman Bitar
9,462 Points

Hey Luqman,

What's it for? An application that retrieves data from a blog/website and display it on the phone.

What does it do? Same answer as above.

Why's it important? it introduces some key function you need to start building your own android application. Plus most applications at the moment are informative applications, with news and such. This app shares the same purpose.

Is it worth building? Depends what you are looking for in android.

Is it worth selling on Google Play? Well such applications don't usually sell on Google Play, informative applications are usually just free.

Best, AYman

Thank you, I am working on a blog site so this could help. Thanks a lot!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Is it worth building?

Like all projects on Treehouse it's a designed as a learning exercise. The goal of this one is to teach you how create a very simple app for Android.

It is a learning exercise but you can use that knowledge to make your own app to publish too

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Good answers in here! The reason we chose this app specifically was to cover a few key elements of Android development:

  • Retrieving data from the web
  • Displaying data in a list
  • Showing how to switch Activities and share some data between them