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I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:48 AM

Hey guys. I have absolutely no experience in this stuff. I want to learn how to make android apps and there are so many tutorials teaching so many different things that its hard to find one suitable for my experience level that will teach me what I need to know . Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

To start in with android, you'd probably do best to start with the tutorials at android.com.

There's a lot of programming fundamentals that you'll need to learn over time, but you might as well get your feet wet playing with the emulator.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

Okay.. so what's your level? What sort of programming experience do you have? What are you specifically trying to do? Have you looked at purchasing a book? have you looked at our tutorials?

http://www.dreaminco...id-development/

... moving to the android area..
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 18 September 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:

To start in with android, you'd probably do best to start with the tutorials at android.com.

There's a lot of programming fundamentals that you'll need to learn over time, but you might as well get your feet wet playing with the emulator.



thanks alot, will do sir.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 18 September 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:

so what's your level?


View PostAlan Demigod, on 18 September 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

I have absolutely no experience in this stuff.


Hello-world level.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Have fun.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 18 September 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:

Okay.. so what's your level? What sort of programming experience do you have? What are you specifically trying to do? Have you looked at purchasing a book? have you looked at our tutorials?

http://www.dreaminco...id-development/

... moving to the android area..



my level is theoretical zero lol. I dont have any experience at all. i am specifically trying to learn how to make apps so i can make money from them. i have some app ideas in mind that sound like they would do just that. i have not yet looked into purchasing a book but if i have to i will. i will check out your tutorials, thank you for your advice
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:09 PM

Then I suggest picking up a book on 'learning to program with java'... get the basics down and then migrate to the android area.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:32 PM

Frankly, I would suggest you hold off on the desktop java until you've played with the android tutorials, unless you want to commit to learning a lot of java before you touch android.

The reason is this: the basic language, java, is the same, but the android i/o model is completely unrelated to either console i/o or Swing. The changeover is likely to be quite confusing, unless you wait until you've become familiar with a lot of Java idioms, so I suggest you start out in the place you want to be, or else plan on spending a year doing groundwork. Sooner or later you're going to want to get really familiar with the basics of Java, but that can be a little later than sooner.

The trouble with this is that as far as I know there aren't any really great books for beginners to learn java through android, but there are some that aren't exactly bad.

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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

I'd suggest you to learn Java basics first and then head over to Android Application Development.
TheNewBoston Has both Java beginner & Android Application Development Tuts up.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

If you dont know Java i think that it is impossible to jump into android right away. I recommend two books fist "teach yourself java in 21 days" from Sams publications
http://www.amazon.co...java+in+21+days
it covers some Android staff too
and then "Pro Android 3"
http://www.amazon.co...s=Pro+Android+3

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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

http://www.youtube.c...er/thenewboston

Here's what I would suggest. Draw out the screens for the app so you know exactly what needs to go in there. Then start with some tutorials.

You could check out Microsoft Pluralsight developer training. It does cost money per month but it is well worth it, not only does it include Android, but also Java and Windows phones. You can get a 90-day free trial if you have an educational email account.
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Re: I wish to learn how to make android but don't know where to start

Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:00 AM

View PostAlan Demigod, on 18 September 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

Hey guys. I have absolutely no experience in this stuff. I want to learn how to make android apps and there are so many tutorials teaching so many different things that its hard to find one suitable for my experience level that will teach me what I need to know . Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Hey Alan,

I recently did a lot of research for a post on how to learn Android online for free. For an absolute beginner I'd recommend checking out this upcoming Android course on Coursera, a 2012 Harvard course or these tutorial videos from a 5-day Android bootcamp.
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