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Android Application Development Video How-To

Video Description

Skip the reading and learn by watching!

Short, clear videos show you visually how to build powerful apps for Android.

Android Application Development Video How-To is a series of short, 2- to 5-minute how-to videos that walk the learner through a specific task or technique related to creating Android applications.

Adapted from the book Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours, each video is self-contained and focused entirely on one particular task. The learner can either go through the videos in sequence or jump into a particular task, see how something is done, and then jump out again.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Just a couple minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Download and Install Android Studio
  • Create a New Project
  • Run an App in the Emulator
  • Create an App That Opens a Web Page
  • View Your App Resources
  • Create a Color Resource and Use It in Your Layout
  • Use StartActivityForResult() Part 1: MainActivity
  • Use StartActivityForResult( ) Part 2: MessageActivity
  • Show a Progress Bar While Background Task Runs
  • Create an IntentService Using Android Studio
  • Set the Text on a TextView with a New String Resource
  • Add a Hint on an EditText
  • Use a RelativeLayout
  • Add Weight to a Layout
  • Add Data to a Resource Array
  • Create a Layout to Display Individual Items in a ListView
  • Set the Material Theme for Your App and Add Elevation
  • Add a CardView
  • Get Selected RadioButton from a RadioGroup
  • Display Data in a GridView
  • Setting Alpha Value for an ImageView
  • Install and Use Picasso
  • Play a Video in a VideoView
  • Add a Custom Play/Pause Button
  • Add an ActionBar with Up Navigation
  • Customize a Toolbar
  • Save Data to a File in the Cache Directory
  • Save Data to the External Public Directory
  • Read and Write SharedPreferences
  • Generate a Settings Activity in Android Studio
  • Add a New Field to the Pie Class and Database
  • Creating a Query
  • Sign Up as a Developer and Create a Flickr API Key
  • Using the Flickr Developer Sandbox
  • Displaying Calendar Data
  • Getting a List of Event Attendees
  • Create a Content Provider Using Android Studio
  • Modify the Query Used in MainActivity
  • Modify the Query Used for the Loader
  • Show the Owner Data on a CardView
  • Create Your Own Basic Notification
  • Add a Notification that Includes a Chronometer
  • Create an Android Wear Project in Android Studio
  • Create an AVD for Android Wear
  • Explore the Android Projects Created at Square
  • Check for the Latest Android Updates
  • Create Icons Using Android Asset Studio
  • Generating a Signed APK in Android Studio

Who Should Use These Videos

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to develop apps for Android
  • Casual app designers and developers at all levels

Table of Contents

  1. Learn how to...
    1. Download and Install Android Studio 00:02:08
    2. Create a New Project 00:01:54
    3. Run an App in the Emulator 00:02:23
    4. Create an App That Opens a Web Page 00:03:13
    5. View Your App Resources 00:01:43
    6. Create a Color Resource and Use It in Your Layout 00:01:32
    7. Use StartActivityForResult() Part 1: MainActivity 00:01:41
    8. Use StartActivityForResult( ) Part 2: MessageActivity 00:03:39
    9. Show a Progress Bar While Background Task Runs 00:04:11
    10. Create an IntentService Using Android Studio 00:01:49
    11. Set the Text on a TextView with a New String Resource 00:01:19
    12. Add a Hint on an EditText 00:01:46
    13. Use a RelativeLayout 00:01:34
    14. Add Weight to a Layout 00:02:03
    15. Add Data to a Resource Array 00:02:08
    16. Create a Layout to Display Individual Items in a ListView 00:02:18
    17. Set the Material Theme for Your App and Add Elevation 00:02:03
    18. Add a CardView 00:03:44
    19. Get Selected RadioButton from a RadioGroup 00:06:43
    20. Display Data in a GridView 00:03:41
    21. Set Alpha Value for an ImageView 00:05:29
    22. Install and Use Picasso 00:02:24
    23. Play a Video in a VideoView 00:02:31
    24. Add a Custom Play/Pause Button 00:03:47
    25. Add an ActionBar with Up Navigation 00:01:59
    26. Customize a Toolbar 00:03:18
    27. Save Data to a File in the Cache Directory 00:01:51
    28. Save Data to the External Public Directory 00:02:23
    29. Read and Write SharedPreferences 00:05:47
    30. Generate a Settings Activity in Android Studio 00:02:19
    31. Add a New Field to the Pie Class and Database 00:02:57
    32. Create a Query 00:02:25
    33. Sign Up as a Developer and Create a Flickr API Key 00:01:14
    34. Use the Flickr Developer Sandbox 00:02:10
    35. Display Calendar Data 00:02:20
    36. Get a List of Event Attendees 00:03:57
    37. Create a Content Provider Using Android Studio 00:01:39
    38. Modify the Query Used in MainActivity 00:01:05
    39. Modify the Query Used for the Loader 00:01:10
    40. Show the Owner Data on a CardView 00:02:22
    41. Create Your Own Basic Notification 00:02:25
    42. Add a Notification that Includes a Chronometer 00:01:16
    43. Create an Android Wear Project in Android Studio 00:01:41
    44. Create an AVD for Android Wear 00:02:52
    45. Explore the Android Projects Created at Square 00:02:24
    46. Check for the Latest Android Updates 00:02:21
    47. Create Icons Using Android Asset Studio 00:02:27
    48. Generate a Signed APK in Android Studio 00:03:12