In this video, Doug Winnie reviews the advantages of having physical hardware to test your app. While not necessary for this course, as you get more advanced as an Android developer, you will find it easier and more efficient to test your apps on an actual phone or tablet.
- [Instructor] To fully test your app across the devices…that support Android, at some point, it's helpful…to have physical hardware.…This can be a smartphone, tablet…or supported Chrome OS device.…On a physical device, it is easier…to test device-specific capabilities…like connection to Bluetooth devices,…using the headphone jack for accessories,…or sensors for capabilities…that can't be simulated in an emulator.…If you continue to expand…your Android development skills however,…you should look into investing into physical hardware…to help you test your apps in more real life situations.…
It can help your testing process…and make things more tangible with different hardware.…Plus it's cool to see your stuff…on an actual phone or tablet.…
- Installing Android Studio
- Coding in Java and XML
- Getting a head start with starter templates
- Working with emulators
- Creating a project, variable, and toast
- Connecting XML widgets to code
- Adding images
- Adding game logic with conditional statements and operators
- Changing the data or design
Skill Level Beginner
1. Android Basics
Test your setup2m 56s
3. The Major Parts
4. Make an App
5. Tinkering with Your App
Next steps1m 4s
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