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How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin

By : Alex Forrester, Eran Boudjnah, Alexandru Dumbravan, Jomar Tigcal
Book Image

How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin

By: Alex Forrester, Eran Boudjnah, Alexandru Dumbravan, Jomar Tigcal

Overview of this book

Are you keen to get started building Android 11 apps, but don’t know where to start? How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin is a comprehensive guide that will help kick-start your Android development practice. This book starts with the fundamentals of app development, enabling you to utilize Android Studio and Kotlin to get started building Android projects. You'll learn how to create apps and run them on virtual devices through guided exercises. Progressing through the chapters, you'll delve into Android’s RecyclerView to make the most of lists, images, and maps, and see how to fetch data from a web service. Moving ahead, you'll get to grips with testing, learn how to keep your architecture clean, understand how to persist data, and gain basic knowledge of the dependency injection pattern. Finally, you'll see how to publish your apps on the Google Play store. You'll work on realistic projects that are split up into bitesize exercises and activities, allowing you to challenge yourself in an enjoyable and attainable way. You'll build apps to create quizzes, read news articles, check weather reports, store recipes, retrieve movie information, and remind you where you parked your car. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills and confidence to build your own creative Android applications using Kotlin.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
12. Dependency Injection with Dagger and Koin


You learned how to add animations and transitions with CoordinatorLayout and MotionLayout in the previous chapter. Now, you are ready to develop and launch Android applications.

After developing Android apps, they will only be available on your devices and emulators. You must make them available to everyone so they can download them. In turn, you will acquire users and you can earn from them. The official marketplace for Android apps is Google Play. With Google Play, the apps and games you release can be available to over 2 billion active Android devices globally.

In this chapter, we're going to learn about launching your apps on Google Play. We'll start with preparing the apps for release and creating a Google Play Developer account. Then, we'll move on to uploading your app and managing app releases.

Let's get started with preparing your apps for release on Google Play.