Android Basics – How to Create your first App

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.

Step 1 – Click on Start a new Android Project.
Step 2 – Enter App Name and Package Name. Package name is used by Android to uniquely identify your App.

I have entered WhyAndroid as App Name and my Package Name is “”
Step 3 & 4 – Select type of Devices you App will run on. Let is leave the default selction. This section also let’s you select API level for your App.

This selection determines how many devices your App can support. Android gives you an idea of this. Click on “Help me Choose” link. As you can see below
a lower API version will support more devices but have less features.
Step 5 – Choose Activity. More on Activity later. This section provides various templates which comes with some pre-built features.

Let’s select a Blank Activity for now.
Step 6 – The last step is to provide an Activity Name and a Layout Name. Leave the default options and click next.
That’s it you are done. Next we will look at the generated Project.

Author: Ankur

I am Enthusiastic about Learning new things and sharing my Knowledge. I like programming and have a pretty good background in Computer Science.

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