SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    App development for Android - Where to start?

    Hi all!

    I'm new here and this is my first post to the forums...

    Ok, I have mostly been developing for the web since now but I would like to start developing for mobile devices too. I am very interested in doing App development for Android. I wonder if somebody could give me a few hints where I should start or maybe share some links of sites that offer help for newbees.

    Thanks for your help!

    Greetings,

    Bernd

  2. #2
    SitePoint Mentor NightStalker-DNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    2,868
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi

    I would suggest starting here: http://developer.android.com/guide/t...damentals.html

    The work your way down the list of topics on the left. It is very in depth and easy to follow. Just one thing to note when doing it, if you add acitivities to your package, you must manually insert them into the manifest.xml file.

    Good luck. Android is actually a very nice platform to write for.

  3. #3
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi!

    Thanks for the link! I already found that page and I will start right from there.

    It's always exciting to do something new.

    Greetings,

    Bernd

  4. #4
    Community Advisor silver trophy

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,514
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    If you're a competent web developer already, then it may also be worth looking at a higher level mobile development frameworks such as appcelerator titanium or phonegap, as these more directly exploit your existing skills as well as having the bonus of being able to output for multiple mobile platforms.

  5. #5
    SitePoint Mentor NightStalker-DNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    2,868
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoast View Post
    If you're a competent web developer already, then it may also be worth looking at a higher level mobile development frameworks such as appcelerator titanium or phonegap, as these more directly exploit your existing skills as well as having the bonus of being able to output for multiple mobile platforms.
    Hey

    Yes, I also looked at that, but preferred the idea of learning each devices native language. As those apps generate it anyway, I would like to tweak it from there if needed for some cases.

    But it is a very good option

  6. #6
    SitePoint Mentor NightStalker-DNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    2,868
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bbasmer View Post
    Hi!

    Thanks for the link! I already found that page and I will start right from there.

    It's always exciting to do something new.

    Greetings,

    Bernd
    Yes, I love android, there more you read the better the platform becomes to dev for. lol

    Here are a few other links you can also look at when done reading that:

    http://www.android10.org/index.php
    http://www.anddev.org/

  7. #7
    SitePoint Addict Shaydez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Posts
    355
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah i'm looking to get started on Mobile development myself. I'm a fan of the Android and of course own one. I was looking at different frameworks and whatnot but i'm in the same boat as Nightstalker I want to learn the programming language rather than rely on frameworks that do it for me.

    my question is what programming language is it? Java, Perl, PHP (i wish) lol
    how do i compile the application to work in the android and how do i test it.
    Sr. Website Developer and Internet Marketing
    www.CarlosJa.com Note: If anyone
    needs to get ahold of me please feel free to email me through
    my site. Apparently i missed quite a few private messages.

  8. #8
    Programming Team silver trophybronze trophy
    Mittineague's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Springfield, Massachusetts
    Posts
    16,448
    Mentioned
    160 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I've haven't tried writing any yet, but going by the link in NightStalker-DNS' post (#2) to Application Fundamentals
    Android applications are written in the Java programming language.

  9. #9
    SitePoint Addict Shaydez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Posts
    355
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    eh... I remember Java.. lol its been a while since i coded an application in Java.
    Sr. Website Developer and Internet Marketing
    www.CarlosJa.com Note: If anyone
    needs to get ahold of me please feel free to email me through
    my site. Apparently i missed quite a few private messages.

  10. #10
    SitePoint Mentor NightStalker-DNS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    2,868
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaydez View Post
    yeah i'm looking to get started on Mobile development myself. I'm a fan of the Android and of course own one. I was looking at different frameworks and whatnot but i'm in the same boat as Nightstalker I want to learn the programming language rather than rely on frameworks that do it for me.

    my question is what programming language is it? Java, Perl, PHP (i wish) lol
    how do i compile the application to work in the android and how do i test it.
    Well, as you know, it is Java. It is coded in eclipse with an Android plug-in. The link I gave explains in detail how to setup your dev environment as well as how to test on the emulator and on your phone. And how to create emulators with different settings. ie. Screen size, settings, sensors, etc

    Good luck


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •