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Introducing Android1:25 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 [SOUND] Hi, my name is Ben. 0:04 And I'm going to show you how to make a simple app to randomly serve up a fun 0:06 fact when you tap on a button. 0:10 For example, did you know that ants stretch when they wake up in the morning? 0:13 I did not know that. 0:18 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, however, 0:43 this course we'll be using the Kotlin programming language. 0:46 Kotlin was recently announced as an officially supported language for Android, 0:50 and it has tons of useful features that make it an incredibly useful tool for 0:54 Android developers. 0:58 That said, Kotlin's still fairly new to the scene. 0:59 So while it is awesome, most existing apps are written in Java. 1:03 So if you plan to help out on an existing app, or 1:08 you're completely new to programming, 1:10 you might be better served by starting with the Java version of this course. 1:12 Okay, let's get started by talking about some of the very basics of 1:17 Android programming. 1:20 Then I'll show you how to set up the tools you'll need to write an app. 1:22
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