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Android

Android Studio 2.0

Amazing build from Android. Thanks a ton for the 2.0, its very fast comparatively from previous build. Lot more features are added up into android studio this time. It has fast build mode and emulator runs so fast.

 

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It helps developers to be super fast in their development process. Earlier, emulator used to be so slow and it was like sloths when they start. But now, we have  a very active and faster emulator.

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InstantRun

Instant Run – Android

Here is all about “Instant Run”. The most requested feature from android developers is to improve the performance of deploying and running android apps from android studio to phones/ emulators. Finally, Google released a new feature which would almost increases this process 50 times faster than it was and named it “Instant Run”.

Though it has few limitations and known issues, it allows you to make changes in your code and see them running on the emulator or device much more quickly. Google released this feature in Android Studio 2.0 preview release. Start downloading and installing Android Studio 2.0 from Canary Channel.

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ProjectStructure

Project structure

New project in android studio is very well organized into set of modules. Each module represents each form factor (Phone, wear, etc..). We can deal with each form factor individually to build independent features for them. Lets know about android project structure of Android Studio.

You can clearly observe towards the left side of the Android Studio. ‘Project’ window shows the files of the current project. The complete project file structure can be viewed in different perspectives listed below: Continue Reading

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NewProject

New Project

Studio, it is a cool interface, which helps us in creating, developing, building, running, publishing our android application. The first key point to remember is that, an android app in your phone is nothing but just an .apk file that is installed and running. So the android project we create will have .apk as final deliverable.

An android project can have more than one .apk deliverables, which support different versions of android and different devices across the globe.

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IntoTheStudio

Into the Studio

Here we go deep into details of Android Studio. It provides graphical tools for creating, editing and managing android projects. These projects contain everything that define your android app from source code to build configurations and code for testing. Here we start as a child 😛

Open Android studio by clicking on the icon.

 

 

 

The application opens slowing as it contains lots of libraries and other configuration files to load. Wait a bit after clicking the icon while the below screen shows up.

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AndroidStudio

Android Studio

Android Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing for the Android platform. It was announced on May 16, 2013. Android Studio is freely available. Great features offered by Android Studio are:

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system
  • Build variants and multiple apk file generation
  • Code templates to help you build common app features
  • Rich layout editor with support for drag and drop theme editing
  • lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine
  • And much more

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