How to start with Android Apps development (Beginners)

Nikhiljain08 June 28, 2017
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Today, we are going discuss how to develop Android Apps quickly and that too Native Android Apps not hybrid apps.

A reader must know atleast one programming language C++ or Java.

 

So Let’s begin

 

    1. Install Android Studio on your computer

      Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.

      World-class code editing, debugging, performance tooling, a flexible build system, and an instant build/deploy system all allow you to focus on building unique and high quality apps.

      Please click on the link below to visit Android website to download the required Android Studio according to Operating System installed in your machine.

      Android Studio

      [Download Size: 191 MB ~ 1989 MB]

      Tip: Android Studio works faster on Linux (Ubuntu) and MacOS as compared to Windows machine.

    2. Minimum System Requirements

      Windows
      • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
      • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
      • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
      • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
      • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
      • For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

       

      Mac
      • Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.12 (macOS Sierra)
      • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
      • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
      • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
      • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

       

      Linux

      GNOME or KDE desktop

      • Tested on Ubuntu® 14.04 LTS, Trusty Tahr (64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications)
      • 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
      • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later
      • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
      • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
      • 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
      • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
      • For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute
      • Disable (XD) Bit functionality, or AMD processor with support for AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™)

       

    3. Latest features of Android Studio

      • – A flexible Gradle-based build system
      • – A fast and feature-rich emulator
      • – A unified environment where you can develop for all Android devices
      • – Instant Run to push changes to your running app without building a new APK
      • – Code templates and GitHub integration to help you build common app features and import sample code
      • – Extensive testing tools and frameworks
      • – Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
      • – C++ and NDK support
      • – Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine

 

  1. Set the JDK version

    A copy of the latest OpenJDK comes bundled with Android Studio 2.2 and higher, and this is the JDK version we recommend you use for your Android projects. To use the bundled JDK, proceed as follows:

    1. – Open your project in Android Studio and select File > Project Structure in the menu bar.
    2. – In the SDK Location page and under JDK location, check the Use embedded JDK checkbox.
    3. – Click OK.

Start using Android Studio today! 🙂

In next post, we will show how to create new project using Android studio. Hope, till that time you have installed the Android Studio in your system.

Please comment if any issue you face. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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