Developing For Android: Where Do I Start?


tim-laytonThere are heaps and heaps of people who have considered developing for Android, or are trying to learn how to, but just haven’t known where to start. Tim Layton feels your pain, but realizing you have a problem is only his first step – he has also published a series of Android Development Tutorial Videos that take you through the critical first steps and your first app. They’re in chronological order so the beginner knows where to, well… begin.

Here are the first two:

That should give you a taste and get you started – if you like what you see we’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Check out more of Tim’s Android-related posts and see all 6 organized back-to-back-to-back for easy viewing at FirstDroid.

And all aspiring and existing devs out there come join the growing community on our Android Developers Forum!

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  1. Awesome, I’ve watched the first two so far. /bookmarks

  2. I found that the Android SDK was very simple to use. The site is well laid out, and if you have any experience in Java or c++, it should be a breeze.

  3. What’s with the Apple desktop on those screen shots?!?

  4. Good videos if you want to learn to program for Android.

  5. Welp. I’ve gone through them and made my Hello Android. Nice to have finally done it.

  6. so if i have no programming skills but comeptent at using pc apps, shall i try this?

  7. Do these offer more than your standard “Hello World” variety of tutorials? I’ve been looking for some good resources and books to help me on my Android development journey, but they’re either outdated, under-documented, or very paltry in terms of in-depth coverage. I want something befitting of an aide to a college course. Am I asking too much?

  8. Does ADK/JDK not work on Win 7 64bit or something?

  9. Eclipse is for sissies :-)

  10. @Quentyn K
    same thing is happening for me, however luckily the Android OS is an open source, i’ve learned a lot of stuff by looking at the code of certain built-in apps such as the camera, give it a try

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