Now that the Android SDK is updated and configured, this video will show you how to create your first project in Android Studio. You'll learn specific, step-by-step instructions to create a package name that is used to identify your app. In the process, Android Studio will install the Gradle build, which is a replacement for Eclipse's Ant system. You'll see how to use templates to create your first project, and get a better idea of how Android Studio operates.
Once you've updated your android SDK,…you're ready to create your first project.…Before creating the project, close…and then reopen Android Studio.…That will make sure that Android Studio knows…which versions of the SDK are installed.…Then from the home screen click New Project.…Set the application name to anything you like.…I'll name mine "my first project."…The suggested company domain will be derived…from your system log in settings.…You can change it to anything you like.…
The domain is only used, though, to suggest a package name.…The package name works exactly like it does in Eclipse.…It's the app's unique identifier, used to identify the app…on devices and in app stores worldwide.…Typically it starts with your domain…in reverse domain notation and then continues on…with the name of the app or some other string.…You can click the Edit link and change…the package name to anything you like.…I'll leave it at this, com.davidgassner.myfirstproject.…
And click Done.…By default your project will be created…in a folder named "Android Studio Projects."…
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.