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Introducing Android1:18 with Ben Deitch
Making an Android app might sound hard, but we'll see step-by-step how to get started and make this simple app!
To get started with Android, it helps to have a strong base in Java. If you're not familiar with Java, we recommend taking these 3 courses first and then coming back to learn about Android:
My name is Ben, and I'm going to show you how to make a simple app
to randomly serve up a fun fact when you tap on a button.
For example, did you know that ants stretch when they wake up in the morning?
I did not know that.
Anyhow, making an app is easier than you think.
And I'll walk you through it step by step.
It doesn't matter if you've never written a single line of Android code before.
I'll explain everything you need to know for this project.
And if you get stuck, check the teacher's notes on each video.
Or visit our community for help from me or one of the other students.
Before we get started it's important to mention that most Android apps are written
in a programming language called Java.
If you're not yet familiar with Java it might be a good
idea to first check out our beginner Java courses.
They give an excellent introduction to the Java programming language and
will make getting started with Android development a lot easier.
If you're already familiar with Java, then you've come to the right place.
Let's start by talking about some of the very basics of Android programming,
then we'll show you how to set up the tools you'll need to write an app.
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