Get Started with Android Programming
If you want to know how to get started with Android programming then scroll down. Here I will be giving you the steps so that you can easily install Android Studio on your Windows machine and also learn to build your first Android app. With this, you can easily start to explore the world of Android and start making Android applications. For now, I have just given a guide on how to install Android Studio and create your first Android app in text format and with screenshots and I will be soon uploading a video for the same. There are a bunch of android programs so that you can take help from them and start making your own Android applications.
Before you go on to read the below steps here are some prerequisites:-
- Microsoft Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit).
- 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended.
- 2 GB of available disk space minimum.
- 4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
- For accelerated emulator (If you want to have faster loading for the android emulator): Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality
Step by Step Guide on how to install Android Studio and Creating your first Android App
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- First and foremost you need to download Java on your machine.
- If you have not installed Java on your PC/Laptop then click here(will show you how to install Java).
- Now your are ready to install Android Studio on your machine.
- Download Android Studio from http://developer.Android.com/sdk/index.html.
- Once the download is complete click on the downloaded software .exe file as shown below :
- Your Android Studio’s setup will start by first verifying the installer.
- Once installer verification is successfully completed, you will be able to see the below screen and click on Next:-
- On clicking Next, you will see the screen below and make sure to check Android SDK & Android Virtual Device and then click on Next.
- Click on 'I agree'.
- Browse the location of Android Studio & SDK as shown below and then click on Next.
- Now click on 'Install'.
- Once the installation is complete you should be able to see below screen. Click on Next.
- Click on Finish and you are done. If 'Start Android Studio' is checked, then it will automatically start Android Studio.
Step 10 //When launching Android Studio for the first time
- As you are installing Android Studio for the first time make sure to select the second option as shown below & then click on OK.
- You will see a popup like the one below and Allow access to Android Studio in the Windows Firewall.
- After that Android Studio will start checking for SDK repository.
- Once Android Repository check is complete, it will start downloading the components. - Wait for some time till it completes this process and if you see some warning then enter 'Y' and wait for some time. - Then the process of downloading the components will start again.
- Once the installation process is completed it will display a confirmation message and then click on finish.
Step 15 //Creating your first Android App
- Open Android Studio Setup Wizard.
- Click on 'Start a new Android Studio project'.
- Enter application name(can be anything usually the one which makes sense) & company domain name(anything).
- You can also choose your location, usually choose the drive which has more free space (it is not necessary to have your created Android apps and the installation of the Android Studio on the same drive).
- Then click on next.
- Select 'Phone & Tablet' on the next screen and click on 'Next'.
- Select 'Empty Activity' and click Next.
- Enter the details for Empty Activity as shown in the image below and click on Finish.
- Now wait for some time till the project gets created.
- That’s it you are done with the creation of your first Android app.
If you want any help regarding Android or any other query regarding programming the leave your message in the comment section below or mail me, I would love to help you.