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How do you build an Android application?

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After installing Android Studio and Android SDK, use Android Studio to create a "New Project," navigate through the "Configure Your New Project" section to create a name, domain and location, and specify what will be in the application. The Android Studio automatically converts inputs into code that will be readable for Android devices.

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An application for an Android phone or tablet is a specific program that can be run on the device. Android Studio makes simple applications easy to create without needing extensive coding knowledge.

  1. Create a new project
  2. In the welcome screen of Android Studio, click on "New Project."

  3. Fill out the "Configure your new project" window
  4. In this window, the application name will be the name of the application as it appears to other users. The company domain will be the domain of the company that is making the application. This company will be remembered for other projects. The package name is the complete name of the application, and the location is where the application will be stored on the creator's device.

  5. Select desired settings
  6. Select which devices the application will run on, and pick the "API:8" for "Minimum SDK."

  7. Build the application
  8. From here, users can build all of the activities happen within the application. It takes trial and error, but Android Studio streamlines the process and allows inexperienced users an easy way to develop their applications.

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