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Best way to go about entering Android development?

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  • 6
    Get a cheap shitty android device and make a quick shitty android app.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu Everytime you open the stats tab it asks for sms permission. In search it asks for a letter but takes in multiple letters. The default is dark theme. You win.
  • 2
    I made an app called Dizzys. It told you the statistics of infection and death of various diseases by state (USA). I showed it to an interviewer, he laughed and said "why would you make this?"
  • 0
    @Torbuntu I kept denying it because I wanted to break it. I guess I could try it.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu So I let it go through, there are a bunch of words, idk what edit or translate does, is it a problem if I only text in one language?
  • 0
    @Torbuntu That should really be on the store page.

    @TYML, take note: don't learn Danish.
  • 1
    @gorsamp why a device?
  • 0
    @Torbuntu so to add a translation I enter the new word and press add item. If I press translate item, the dialog closes and I am taken to the top of the list, quite confusing.
  • 0
    @TYML One of the biggest complaints about Android development is device parity, everything looks different on different devices, they have different buttons, they store music in different places, etc. If you can get a collection of a couple shitty devices you can be sure you are compatible with older devices, strange resolutions, strange vendors, and strange default file locations. Even HTC, Samsung, and LG do things quite differently from each other, but if you are just starting out, it is probably a good idea to start your collection affordably.
  • 0
    @gorsamp Im sorry. What I meant was why not just use something like genymotion etc
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    @TYML Genymotion is great, you can certainly test layouts in different resolutions with it. But there is nothing quite like having one phone out of 8 crash on the MediaPlayer initializer because you forgot to set some bullshit boolean to false or left a gradle setting out. Genymotion doesn't emulate the same... disdain for the developer
  • 0
    @Torbuntu Lemme toy with it tomorrow I'll get back to you
  • 1
    @TYML Try this course created by Google on Udacity

    This one was created for completed beginners and goes at an extremely slow pace(I'm taking this one as I did not know Java very well): https://udacity.com/course/...

    Google also makes this one which is for those who already know Java and a few other things: https://udacity.com/course/...
  • 0
    Buy some extra RAM and download Android Studio
  • 1
    If you want to start learning Android Development the best way to start is to just pick something simple and figure out how to make it.
    When I was a beginner I started an internship at Innotechsol.co with Just pick an app idea and start trying things until you get to where you want to go. I don't recommend trying to read the documentation first and trying to understand everything.
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