By Belen Cruz Zapata

A fast paced consultant to get you up and operating with Android software improvement utilizing Android Studio

About This Book

  • Learn to put in and configure Android Studio in your laptop to create your personal projects
  • Test your apps utilizing the Android emulator and how to deal with digital devices
  • Familiarize your self with the basics of Android improvement via an exemplary assurance of useful examples, useful code, and proper screenshots

Who This ebook Is For

This ebook is meant for builders who're drawn to getting familiar with the ideas of Android Studio in a really brief span of time. it truly is assumed that you're conversant in the OOPS paradigm and Java. it's also recommendable to have previous wisdom of the most features of the Android cellular system.

In Detail

Android Studio is an IDE that's according to the JetBrains IntelliJ concept. It supplies builders a distinct platform to boost and debug Android apps utilizing a variety of developer instruments. It has a big selection of beneficial properties resembling dwell structure facility, Gradle construct aid, and template-based wizards, which makes it a popular selection for developers.

Starting off with the elemental deploy and configuration of Android Studio, this ebook aids you in development a brand new venture via supporting you to create a customized launcher icon and guiding you to settle on your job. then you definately achieve an perception at the extra instruments supplied in Android Studio, particularly the software program improvement equipment (SDK) supervisor, Android digital gadget (AVD) supervisor, and Javadoc.

Finally, it enables you to get yourself up to speed with the assistance part in Android Studio that permits you to go looking for the assistance chances are you'll require in numerous scenarios.

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Devices with an older SDK will not be able to install your application. Try to reach a balance between supported devices and available features. If your application does not require a specific feature published in the newest SDKs, then you can select an older application programming interface (API). 3 or later versions. 2, then the percentage rises to 100 percent. You can check out these values by clicking on the Help me choose link. html. Check the Phone and Tablet option and select API 15 as the minimum SDK.

The Packages view shows only the package structure. The Android view shows only the folders where you, as a developer, will include or edit your application files. These folders are related only to the Android application listed in a simplified structure: the java classes folder, the res resources folder, the manifest file, and the Gradle scripts. In the upper-right corner of the screen, there are some actions and a drop-down menu to configure the Project view. These actions are highlighted in the following screenshot: Right-click on the project name to open the context menu, or click on any element of the project.

Some of the main options we can configure in this file are as follows: Variants: We can configure different versions of our application using the same project, for example, to create demo and paid versions. The variants depend on the build type (the buildTypes tag) and product flavor configurations (the productFlavors tag). Dependencies: We can indicate the local or remote dependencies of our project on other modules or libraries. Manifest entries: We can override some entries of the manifest Android file in the build file, providing a dynamic configuration of the manifest file.

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