If you are a tech savvy person and love android apps, why not develop one on your own. You can add your favorite features into it and are not bound to use others’ apps as they have made them to work.
Android is written in java code, and because of this java programmers have an edge over others. They can make Android apps easily.
How to make an android app
- Install plugins
- Downloading plugin
- Java platform
Now you have finally installed all the plugins and required features too .It’s time to develop an app of your choice. You can do it easily step-by-step.
Briefly the procedure consists of three main steps:
- Downloading the Android SDK
- Installing required plugins
- Downloading the latest SDK tools and platforms with the help of SDK manger.
- Try small app
- To create a project with Eclipse
- You will see a form. Fill it carefully.
‘Project Name’ is the name of project directory and it is the name that is visible in Eclipse.
‘Package Name’ is the namespace of package for your app. It has the same rules as in Java programming language. Make sure you have a unique package name from all other installed in the Android system. It is better to use a name that begins with reverse domain name of your organization or publisher entity. For example you can type ‘com.skincare’. This way, it will be unique and different from all other packages on the Android. But remember, it is not possible to publish your app in the Google Play store using ’com.skincare’ namespace.
‘Minimum Required SDK’: It is the lowest version of Android that your app will support using API level. To support maximum type of devices, you must set this to the lowest version available that allows your app to give its core feature set. If your app’s feature supports only newer Android versions, it will not be critical to core features of your app. Leave it set to the default value.
As newer Android versions are launched, you must test your app on them and update this value to support the latest API level. It will enable you to take advantage of new platform features.
‘Compile with’ is the platform version. You will develop your app against it. It is set to the latest version of Android available in your SDK by default. It should be Android 4.1 or better version. Setting your app to support latest Android versions will allow you to make apps that are more user-friendly and attractive. It will also let you have additional newer features in it that are valuable and different than the old ones.
‘Theme’ has a specific Android UI style that will be applied for your app. You can leave it alone. Now click’ Next’.
In the next screen, you can create a launcher icon for your app. There are many options to customize the icon. Tools generate icon for all screen types. Before finally publishing your app on Google Play Store, make sure your app icon is compatible with Iconography design guide. Now click ’Next’.
It is time to select an activity template from which you will begin creating your app. Select ’BlankActivity’ and click ’Next’.
Keep all the details for the activity set to their default state. Then click ‘Finish’.
Congrats! Your Android project is now set up with some default files. You can now build the app as you like.
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