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Android Studio is the official IDE or Integrated Development Environment for the Android OS and has come a long way since its first release in 2013. Prior to its release, Android development was handled through Eclipse IDE, which is also a generic Java IDE.
Android Studio has made things simpler for app developers. The IDE for Android development offers detailed functionality in a simple format.
How to setup Android Studio?
It is simple and easier to setup Android Studio. All the necessary things are bundled inside a single installer. You can download Android Studio from the official Android Developers website. Follow the simple instructions during installation and Android platform will automatically install all the necessary components needed to develop the Android app.
This tutorial will help you create your first project in Android Studio.
1. Open Android Studio, you will see the welcome window on your computer screen. You need to click on “Start a New Android Studio Project”.
2. After this screen, you will see “New Project Android Studio” on the computer screen. Here you need to enter the Application Name and type the company domain. – The company domain is used to identify the app. Two app with sam application name can have a different company domain. Hence the company domain is an important element.
3. Now you will see an option to specify ‘Target Android Devices’. You need to select the form factors of the devices that you will run on. You need to select phone and tablet field and enter the minimum SDK to support in the text box, then click Next button.
4. In this step, you need to add an activity as per requirement. You can even select an empty activity. Android Studio offers pre-designed templates of activities to ease your development efforts.
5. Now you need to accept the Activity Name in the text box and enter the Layout Name. This step also creates Java and XML files for the project.
6. Click the Finish button and you are done. A new project with a new bank activity is ready for you.
To assess your existing skills in Android, you can take the
Android Skill Tests on TechGig.