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Introduction to Android Studio, Kotlin, and Basic App Layouts

Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Beginner
Duration
3h 39m
Students
1
Description

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.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for beginners to Android app development or anyone who wants to master coding in Kotlin.

Prerequisites

Since this is a beginner level course, there are no requirements, but any previous experience with coding would be beneficial.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to Section 2 of the Android Developer Course. Hopefully, you've got all the free stuff and it's now time to start writing some code. We'll begin by downloading Android Studio. So, watch the appropriate video depending on your machine, whether you're using a Mac or Windows. Then, we'll take a tour off the Android Studio interface and see how apps are put together. 

Then we'll add things like 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. And at the end of the section, we'll make a temperature converter app, which converts the temperature from the US standard of degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius, which is used in Europe and other places and vice versa. So, that will be the first big challenge for you, putting the whole project together, and then running it right on your machine in the emulator. 

At the same time, I'd strongly encourage you to download Rob's book, "How to earn $10,000 while learning to code", and jot down a few ideas for apps which you would like to build. There's nothing like having a real app idea in mind that you'd like to end up in Google Play to help you and encourage you as you move along in this course. Other than that, I hope you enjoyed this section, let's dive right in.

 

About the Author

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.

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