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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:
[SOUND] Hi, 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, however,
this course we'll be using the Kotlin programming language.
Kotlin was recently announced as an officially supported language for Android,
and it has tons of useful features that make it an incredibly useful tool for
That said, Kotlin's still fairly new to the scene.
So while it is awesome, most existing apps are written in Java.
So if you plan to help out on an existing app, or
you're completely new to programming,
you might be better served by starting with the Java version of this course.
Okay, let's get started by talking about some of the very basics of
Then I'll show you how to set up the tools you'll need to write an app.
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