You can use the app provided in the exercise files, or you can follow along with your own app. Learn how to open the app and then tour its features.
- [Instructor] Included in the Exercise Files for this course is a sample project that I will be using throughout the next few chapters. You can follow along with this project or use your own if you prefer. Let's open up the sample project in Android Studio and take a look at what it's designed to do. I have extracted it to my desktop, so I will navigate there to open it up. Once the project is loaded, go ahead and run it on a device.
I have an emulator running that I will deploy it to. So open up the emulator. This application, as the name might elude to, is a simple Astronomy Picture of the Day, or APOD, viewing application.
It connects to NASA's APOD API to download and show you a fascinating picture of the universe with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer for that day. Sometimes it will be a picture and other times it will be a link to a video online. Today's entry looks like it is a picture of Comet 21P between the Rosette and Cone Nebulas. That's pretty. It will probably be something different for you as you will be opening this up on a different day.
There is a button at the top that you can use to look at the original article and a download button to get to the high definition image. If it is a video, a play button will overlay the image and bring you to watch the video when you click it. And that's it, no extra bells or whistles.
- Exploring the distribution options
- Cleaning up your code
- Building a signed APK file
- Configuring build types and variants
- Distributing through Google Play
- Adding app graphics
- Setting pricing
- Publishing the app in Google Play
- Submitting an app to Amazon
- Tracking app use in Google Play and Amazon