- Mobile apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way.
- They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone’s browser. Normally, when people talk about apps they are almost always referring to programs that run on mobile devices, such as Smartphones or Tablet Computers.
- Each app provides limited and isolated functionality such as game, calculator or mobile web browsing. Although apps may have avoided multitasking because of the limited hardware resources of the early mobile devices, their specificity is now part of their desirability because they allow consumers to hand-pick what their device is able to do.
Creating an Android Project
Also, The steps below show you how to create a new Android project with Android Studio:
Step-1: In Android Studio, create a new project:
- If you don’t have a project opened, in the Welcome to Android Studio window, click Start a new Android Studio project.
- If you have a project opened, select File > New Project.
Step-2: In the New Project screen, enter the following values:
- Application Name: “My First App”
- Company Domain: “example.com”
Step-3: Click Next.
Step-4: In the Target Android Devices screen, keep the default values and click Next.
- The Minimum Required SDK is the earliest version of Android that your app supports, which is indicated by the API level. Moreover, To support as many devices as possible, you should set this to the lowest version available that allows your app to provide its core feature set.
Step-5: In the Add, an Activity to Mobile screen, select Empty Activity and click Next.
Step-6: In the Customize the Activity screen, keep the default values and click Finish.
After some processing, Android Studio opens and displays a “Hello World” app with default files. Also, Following files will be created after successful processing
- app > java > com.example.myfirstapp > MainActivity.java
- apps > res > layout > activity_main.xml\
- app > manifests > AndroidManifest.xml
- Gradle Scripts > build.gradle