Build a Simple Android App with Kotlin
Coming September 2017…
About this Course
This course covers the very basics of Android development. We will build a simple app that will serve up some fun facts when you tap on a button. We introduce you to programming in Android, a tool for Android development called Android Studio, and some very basic concepts of the Android Software Development Kit, or SDK. By the end you will have a good idea of how a basic app works, and you will be armed with the knowledge to start building more.
What you'll learn
- Android Studio
- Using an emulator or device
- Screen layouts
- Android Views and Activities
Getting Started with Android
Making an Android app is easier than you think! Learn how to set up and use a few free tools to make a simple Fun Facts app that you can test on your computer. You don't even need an Android phone!
Creating the Screen Layout
Before we start writing any code, let's create the screen layout we will use to display our fun facts.
Basic Android Programming
Android apps are typically written in a programming language called Java. Let's take a deeper look at the concepts we need to make our button do something.
Improving Our Code
In this stage we'll take a moment to "refactor" our code. Then we'll add a new class to help us change the background color for each fact!
Testing and Debugging
We can't always see what's going on behind the scenes of our app. In this stage we'll learn how to use a few tools to monitor how the Fun Facts app is working and to troubleshoot problems. We'll also see how to run it on a real phone.
Ben is an Android teacher at Treehouse with a long history of creating and tinkering with Android apps. He's an avid learner, loves playing sports, and is a fairly average chef.