Android Studio, Kotlin, and Basic App Layouts
This course begins by downloading Android studio - make sure you watch the appropriate video depending on whether you're on Mac or Windows. Then, we'll take a tour off the Android Studio interface and see how apps are put together. You'll learn about text views, buttons, and images to build a user interface for our app, and we'll also write some code to make our apps interactive.
Then we'll move onto a practical project in which we make a temperature converter app, which converts temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius. You'll be able to follow, building the app, and then running it on your system.
This course is intended for beginners to Android app development or anyone who wants to master coding in Kotlin.
Since this is a beginner level course, there are no requirements, but any previous experience with coding would be beneficial.
Hello and welcome. In this video, we'll look at how to install Android Studio on a Windows machine. And if you have already installed Android Studio or are using a different operating system, you can skip this video and move along to the next one where we'll explore the Studio interface. First, pull up a browser window and look for Android Studio download. And this should pull up a link from developer.android.com, click on it to pull it up. And the version as of this recording and used in this course is 4.1.
So, this version is good. Click on this green download Android Studio button, and you can browse through and agree to the terms and conditions. Then click on download Android Studio for Windows. And this will start the download process and take a couple of minutes since it's quite big, I'm going to skip ahead to where the download has completed and be right back. Okay, click on the executable file that's downloaded to kick off the installation process.
If it asks you at any point, if you want to allow this to make changes to your computer, go ahead and click 'Yes'. And then this option to choose components will pop up and by default the option to install an Android virtual device will be selected. Make sure it is. And then click 'Next', I'll stick to all the default options here and next my way through and then it will start installing and this might take a couple of minutes. So, I'll pause the video here again and return when it's complete. And once it's done, it'll bring up this option.
Now we'll complete the Android Studio Setup. There's an option here to start Android Studio, so should be checked by default and I'll click 'Finish'. At this point since we're fairly new, I don't have any settings to import, so I'll leave the default option here and click 'Ok'. Okay, starting the Studio and this is about usage statistics. I'll select don't send it's up to you if you want to or not. I'll click 'Next' here installed type standard is okay.
'Next' you can select a theme here, dark or light; I'll stick to the light theme and I'll click 'Finish' here and it'll start downloading and installing all these components and this again might take a couple of minutes so I'll return once it's complete. All right, welcome back. Once this is done, you'll get an option here to get started with a new Android Studio project and that's it for the installation. So, we're going to leave it here for this video and pick it up in the next video from this point. See you there.
Mashrur is a full-time programming instructor specializing in programming fundamentals, web application development, machine learning and cyber security. He has been a technology professional for over a decade and has degrees in Computer Science and Economics. His niche is building comprehensive career focused technology courses for students entering new, complex, and challenging fields in today's technology space.