Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ICAT Android Studio Programming

Android Studio is the industry-standard software for Android development.  Studio is Google's software, and uses Java to create apps.  It is the most popular because it has a much higher limit than AI2, as well as a larger community and 3rd party resources that you can put in your apps.

Today will show how to build a browser app, like Firefox or Chrome.  This is useful because browsers can be easily converted into hybrid apps, which are websites that are fitted to look like actual apps.  Last year, one of the ICAT teams used a Hybrid app to quickly convert their website into an app.

This project will also show the basic structure of Android projects, such as how to add objects, deal with layouts, and writing Java code.

Android Studio App Guide