Our first Android app

Now we can get started on the first app. In programming, it is tradition for the first app of a new student to use whatever language/OS they are using to say hello to the world. We will quickly build an app that does just that, and in Chapter 2, First Contact – Java, XML, and the UI Designer, we will go beyond that and add some buttons that respond to the user when they are pressed.


The complete code as it stands at the end of this chapter is in the download bundle in the Chapter 1 folder for your reference. You can't simply copy and paste this code, however! You still need to go through the project creation phase explained in this chapter (and at the beginning of all projects), as Android Studio does lots of work behind ...

Get Android Programming for Beginners - Second Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.