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Android Studio 2 Essentials - Second Edition

By : Belén Cruz Zapata
Book Image

Android Studio 2 Essentials - Second Edition

By: Belén Cruz Zapata

Overview of this book

Android Studio 2, the official IDE for Android application development, dramatically improves your workflow by letting you quickly see changes running on your device or emulator. It gives developers a unique platform by making app builds and deployment faster. This book will get you up and running with all the essential features of Android Studio 2 to optimize your development workflow. Starting off with the basic installation and configuration of Android Studio 2, this book will help you build a new project by showing you how to create a custom launcher icon and guiding you to choose your project. You will then gain an insight into the additional tools provided in Android Studio, namely the Software Development Kit (SDK) Manager, Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager, and Javadoc. You’ll also see how to integrate Google Play Services in an Android project. Finally, you’ll become familiar with the Help section in Android Studio, which will enable you to search for support you might require in different scenarios.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Android Studio 2 Essentials Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Android Studio

The new and official Google Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Android Studio 2.0 with all its varied features is ready to be explored. How would you like to make your own Android applications and make these applications available to other users on Google Play Store? Can you do this easily? How can you achieve this?

This chapter will show you how to prepare your new Android Studio installation and help you take your first steps in the new environment. We will begin by preparing the system for the installation and downloading the required files. We will see the welcome screen that prompts when running Android Studio for the first time, and we'll configure the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) properly so that you have everything ready to create your first application.

These are the topics we'll be covering in this chapter:

  • Installing Android Studio

  • Running Android Studio for the first time

  • Configuring the Android SDK