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2 Months to learn and create

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

My college is running a competition to create an android app on AS computing Revision due to the 25 Billion downloads on Google Play. It's for Year 12 only so most will be on the same footing as me. I have until December the 3rd to create it. We can either code it ourselves or use App Inventor. I've chosen to hand code it as even if i don't complete it in time it's an experience i wouldn't of had using App Inventor.

What would you say are the best way for me to learn Android Development? I only really need the basics for the app.


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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

View PostMossypne, on 03 October 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

What would you say are the best way for me to learn Android Development? I only really need the basics for the app.


In this case, "quickly"! :)

The android developer site has some good tutorials that will help you get started.

Are you already familiar with Java? That would make this a lot easier. If not, I'd suggest you think about using any tools you can - two months is not a lot of time to get up to speed on this.
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:00 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 03 October 2012 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostMossypne, on 03 October 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

What would you say are the best way for me to learn Android Development? I only really need the basics for the app.


In this case, "quickly"! :)

The android developer site has some good tutorials that will help you get started.

Are you already familiar with Java? That would make this a lot easier. If not, I'd suggest you think about using any tools you can - two months is not a lot of time to get up to speed on this.



Not really but i'm interested in learning it. Thats why i don't mind if i don't complete the app as it's still a learning experience.

For anyone interested this is the .pdf my teacher emailed us about it.

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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Looks like fun - I played with Android a little, but didn't have time to really get very far into it. It's cool, though.

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Not really but i'm interested in learning it. Thats why i don't mind if i don't complete the app as it's still a learning experience.


Java's not too hard - with that attitude you should be fine!

What sort of app are you going to make?
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 03 October 2012 - 08:06 AM, said:

Looks like fun - I played with Android a little, but didn't have time to really get very far into it. It's cool, though.

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Not really but i'm interested in learning it. Thats why i don't mind if i don't complete the app as it's still a learning experience.


Java's not too hard - with that attitude you should be fine!

What sort of app are you going to make?


Not sure yet as we were only told last lesson today. It has to be based around CG1 AS computing though and a sort of revision app. They are the only requirements.

I have work tonight however so i'm going to sit down tomorrow night a spend the night doing it.
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

When I get home from college tonight in going to start on learning java/android basics to try and plan my app out. I may play with app inventor along the way too.

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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:14 AM

You cant plan your app without java/android knowledge. Make thousand small programs then try to design it.
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

This definitely sounds interesting, thanks for sharing Mossypne. I just might frame that flyer, very colorful.
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

Get a book. there are tons I like Sam's teach yourself android in 24 hours or professional android development 4 by wrox
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

Hey, I'm a student in year 9 (don't judge my age), I am very experienced with a few programming languages, Java being one of them. I'm also currently learning Android app dev, I was wondering if you wanted any help along the way, since it is going to be very hard for you to learn with no Java experience.

Contact me if you're interested.
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

What sort of IDE are you planning on using? I found that eclipse is pretty good along with the android plugins. With the plugin you are able to visually design your UI and it helps you create your program's permissions as well as create a virtual device to test your applications. Although I do suggest you test your apps on a real android device to see how it looks on the real screen. Good luck!!
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Re: 2 Months to learn and create

Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, the SDK for Android was designed for Eclipse, so that would be your best option.
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