Now that you have a basic Android App and have been able to run it in the Emulator. It’s time to look at the Manifest file.
The Manifest file is used to define your App settings. Like Name of the App, the App Theme, Launcher Icon, Activities and more.
The important thing to understand is the definition of the MainActivity. The MainActivity class is used by Android when your App Launches.
It’s time to run your App using the Android Emulator. I have recorded a Video Tutorial to guide you through this process.
In the last Article you got an overview of Git and GitHub.
The following Video Tutorial will help you to connect your Android Project to GitHub.
GitHub is a great way to not only maintain your Code Versions but also to showcase your Work and Collaborate with others.
Source Code – https://github.com/ankur-srivastava/HelloAndroid
Now that you have created a Basic Android Project it’s time to start using Github.
But before that what is Git and GitHub ?
Here is a Video where I talk about Git and GitHub
Github is a place (actually a website) where people manage, share and showcase there Project Source Code. Or for that matter any kind of Code or Documentation.
At its Core it uses Git.
Now what’s Git ?
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency
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In the previous Article you created a simple Android Project.
Once that is done you might want to take a look at what all Folders and Files have been generated.
The Android Studio generates some XML files and some Java Class files. Lets look at few of these files:
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Enough of talking, let’s create a Simple App. I hope you have Android Studio installed. So go ahead and launch it.
You can either follow the Post below which details the Steps or View this video
Refer to the images for the below Steps.
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Now that you got some idea about the Android Platform, let us look at the tools and development environment Android provides.
Android provides an Integrated platform to help Create, Build, Test and Package Apps.
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In the last Lesson we provided an overview of the Android App.
Moving on let’s look at the Android Platform Components.
To start with Applications are what you interact with. Like the Contacts Application.
Application Frameworks allow access to Android Libraries and Core Components using set of API’s. Like Content Provider framework which let’s us write database access code.
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Ok, so I guess you have figured out Why you want to learn more about Android platform. If not I will suggest you read my earlier post.
What is Android
Android is a Mobile Platform and one of the most Popular one. It’s an Open Source platform built on Linux.
So when you buy an Android Smartphone it means your device will be managed and controlled by the Android platform which is a set of Software Libraries.
Tell me something about Android Apps – Like the ones I download from the Google Play Store
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