Android: Creating and Running first Android app

To start working on android projects you need android SDK and an IDE. As long as you have android SDK and an IDE which can be configured to work with that SDK you are good to go. The two most used IDEs are Eclipse with ADT bundle which was officially supported IDE for long time. But since the inception of Android Studio it has replaced the eclipse as official IDE for android development. This entire series will assume the use of Android Studio for working for android project. Android Studio can be downloaded from Android Developer website via https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.

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Android : An Introduction

NOTE: Introduction part is directly from the android developers site http://developer.android.com/guide for more details read it there.

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build Apps and games for mobile devices in Java language environment. If you are new to java or want’s to brush your java little bit, I’ll suggest to read check Java for Android tutorial first. Continue reading

Android : Basics of Java for Android Development part 2

Classes and Objects

Classes can be defined as a template or blueprint that describes the behaviors/states of its objects. Objects on the other hand have states and behaviors. For example, a car have states like – color, model, make, manufacturer, power etc and behavior as braking, speeding, emission, fuel consumption. Continue reading

Android : Basics of Java for Android Development part 1

Java programming language is used to develop Android applications. We will learn Java programming language only with android development context. Complete Java tutorial is out this text’s scope, in this tutorial, you’ll get a brief introduction of the Java fundamentals, OOP concepts and few more. This text assumes you understand programming basic. This text is not going to teach you “how to program in Java”, but will provide you constructs and principles that are commonly used in Java. Continue reading

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