Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the Android Studio project, part of Building a Note-Taking App for Android.
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- I'll start creating my new note taking app…by creating a brand new Android Studio project.…I'll set the application name as Plain Ol' Notes.…Notice that the name of the application has…a special character, an apostrophe.…That generates a folder name that…also has an apostrophe,…but I don't want that.…Folders names shouldn't have spaces…or other special characters.…My company domain is set as example.com,…and that generates a unique package name…of com.example.plainolnotes.…
And that's the package that I'll use…throughout this course.…When I create the application for deployment…through the Google Play Store, though,…I'll use a global unique package name…that's based on my organization's domain.…I'll click Next, and I'll accept the recommended setting…of the minimum SDK to API 15.…That means that my app will run…on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4…and all later versions of Android,…including the most recent version, Lollipop.…
My app will have two activities or screens.…And I'm going to base both of them on…the blank activity template, the simplest template.…
Building a Note-Taking App for iOS 8 and Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store use the same assets to develop a similar app. Compare and contrast the steps and discover the similarities and differences between the three platforms.
- Understanding Android UI and data management patterns
- Creating an Android Studio project
- Customizing material design theme colors
- Defining an SQLite database structure
- Managing data with ContentProvider and Loader classes
- Retrieving and displaying data
- Customizing data display with a CursorAdapter
- Creating, updating, and deleting notes
- Preparing the app for deployment