Introducing Android1:10 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:
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Ben, and I'm going to show you how to make a simple app to randomly serve up 0:04 a fun fact when you tap on a button. 0:09 For example, did you know that ants stretch when they wake up in the morning? 0:12 I did not know that. 0:17 Anyhow, making an app is easier than you think, 0:19 and I'll walk you through it, step by step. 0:22 It doesn't matter if you've never written a single line of Android code before. 0:25 I'll explain everything you need to know for this project. 0:29 And if you get stuck, check the teacher's notes on each video or 0:32 visit our community for help from me, or one of the other students. 0:35 Before we get started, it's important to mention that most Android apps 0:39 are written in a programming language called Java. 0:43 If you're not yet familiar with Java, 0:46 it might be a good idea to first check out our beginner Java courses. 0:48 They give an excellent introduction to the Java programming language and 0:52 will make getting started with Android development a lot easier. 0:55 If you're already familiar with Java, then you've come to the right place. 0:59 Let's start by talking about some of the very basics of Android programming, 1:03 then I'll show you how to set up the tools you'll need to write an app. 1:07
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