A fast-paced guide to get you up and running with Android application development using Android Studio
Android Studio is an IDE that is based on the JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA. It gives developers a unique platform to develop and debug Android apps using various developer tools. It has a wide array of features such as live layout facility, Gradle build support, and template-based wizards, which makes it a preferred choice for developers.
Starting off with the basic installation and configuration of Android Studio, this book aids you in building a new project by helping you to create a custom launcher icon and guiding you to choose your activity. You then gain an insight on the additional tools provided in Android Studio, namely the Software Development Kit (SDK) Manager, Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager, and Javadoc.
Finally, it helps you to familiarize yourself with the Help section in Android Studio that enables you to search for the help you might require in different scenarios.
What You Will Learn
Install Android Studio on your system and configure the Android Software Development Kit
Create your first project and explore its structure
Improve your productivity while programming by getting the best of the code editor
Design the user interface using layouts and learn how to handle the various user events
Integrate Google Play services into your project efficiently
Monitor your app while it's running and constantly improve its performance
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