How to Make Android Apps

How to Make Android AppsIn this tutorial I will cover pretty much everything there is to know about how to make Android apps. Videos will focus on explaining the major topics in easy to understand ways. I’ll also make a bunch of apps.

Every article can be found below with a description. The videos are structured so that the videos will work on their own, but also as courseware that provides a complete understanding of Android.

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Android Studio Tutorial : We’ll look at how to install it on Windows and Mac OSX. Then well configure everything properly to make sure we handle the potential errors. We set up gitHub and go over how to push to remote repositories. We then look at Gradle, the interface and much more.

How to Make Android Apps : This begins my new Android tutorial series. I cover all the basics so you are ready to go.

How to Make Android Apps 2 : I will cover the following topics : strings.xml, Linear Layouts, Toasts, Event Handling, Excepting User Input, Translation, EditText, Button and a whole bunch of other topics

How to Make Android Apps 3 : I’ll cover Android ListViews, ArrayAdapters, Custom Array Adapters, ListAdapter, LayoutInflator, ImageView, and a great deal about terminology that confuses people.

How to Make Android Apps 4 : I will cover how to make menus and dialog popups. I’ll specifically cover laying out menus in main.xml, DialogFragment, AlertDialog, Action Bars, Option Menus and more

How to Make Android Apps 5 : I cover creating multiple Activity layouts, setting up the manifest file, sending data to an Activity when you open it, retrieving data when an Activity closes and what Intents are

How to Make Android Apps 6 : I show how to set up Android Studio 0.8, show the files you need to install in the SDK Manager, and how to set up a working Android Virtual Device. I’ll also show how to fix the UIDs are inconsistent error.

How to Make Android Apps 7 : I’ll cover relative layouts, grid layouts, array resources, Array Adapters, Spinners, and make an Android unit conversion app

How to Make Android Apps 8 : The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to make an entire app in one video. We’ll cover use case descriptions, activity diagrams, class diagrams, flexible ways to solve our conversion problem, dynamically changing classes and much more

How to Make Android Apps 9 : I will focus on Android Styles and Themes. A style specifies a collection of properties that specify how a widget looks

How to Make Android Apps 10 : I’ll cover the basics of fragments, layout fragments, FragmentManager, FragmentTransaction, committing fragment replacements, LayoutInflator, Configuration and more

How to Make Android Apps 11 : In this video I present the Android multipane Fragment example code many of you have requested. I did my best to create a template you can use in numerous apps. I also did my best to keep the code very short.

We’ll cover creating layouts that contain multiple fragments. We’ll switch between layouts based on screen orientation. We’ll also cover how to use the support libraries and Gradle so that we can use Fragments in older versions of Android

How to Make Android Apps 12 : We’ll cover how to create horizontal and portrait layouts, ListViews, Array Adapters, onSaveInstanceState, ListView events, opening different layouts based on orientation

How to Make Android Apps 13 : This time will cover how to switch to either an Activity if we are in portrait mode, or how to change the hero data dynamically on the screen if we are in horizontal mode

Web Services Video Tutorial : In my web services tutorial I will cover generating JSON and XML. We’ll then walk through examples in which we use REST, SOAP and RPC (Remote Procedure Calls). To finish off everything, I’ll then create a translation web service that can translate into 10 different languages.

How to Make Android Apps 14 : In this tutorial I’ll provide you with an Android Translation App example program. I’ll use the translation web service I built in parts 4, 5 and 6 of my web services video tutorial. I’ll also show how to parse JSON data in an Android app

How to Make Android Apps 15 : In this video I’ll take the Android Translation app I made in part 14 and now get it to parse XML data. I’m also going to add the ability to provide XML from the web service I made in part 5 of my web services tutorial

How to Make Android Apps 16 : In this video I complete the Android Translation app! I provide both an Android Text to Speech Example as well as a Speech to Text example. I also review how to use Spinners.

By the end we will be able to say a phrase, translate it into multiple different languages and then press a button and have those translated phrases speak

How to Make Android Apps 17 : In this part of my Android tutorial I cover 3 ways to save data. We’ll look at Bundles, onSaveInstanceState, SharedPreferences, and PreferenceActivity. We’ll also be reviewing working with components, Intents, click listeners, onActivityResult and a bunch of other topics.

How to Make Android Apps 18 : In this part of my Android tutorial we cover how to use Intent Services, Broadcasts, Broadcast Receivers, Intent Filters and how to download, save and read files.

How to Make Android Apps 19 : In this part of my Android video tutorial I’ll cover the NotificationManager, TaskStackBuilder, PendingIntent, AlarmManager and more on Intents.

The focus this time is on being able to notify the user of events even if my app isn’t running.

How to Make Android Apps 20 : In this part of my Android tutorial we will cover using SQLite. We’ll create the database, verify its creation, add data, delete data, display data and delete the database. We’ll also explore Cursors and more.

How to Make Android Apps 21 : Welcome to my Android Content Provider tutorial. I’ve received many questions about this topic. I have received many questions specifically about how to access a Content Provider from another application. So here I’ll make to apps. One will function as the Content Provider and the other will access data using a Content Resolver.

How to Make Android Apps 22 : In this one video I’ll provide an Android Text Messaging example program. I’ll cover how to send and receive text messages. I’ll also talk about Android Handlers and threads.

How to Make Android Apps 23 : In this tutorial we’ll make an Android Google Map example program. Along with that I’ll also show how to create a splash screen and how to sign your APKs so you can distribute your app.