Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by TFroehlich4368, Jan 2, 2012.
How hard/easy is it to create an app? What kind of software do I need to do this?
Have a look at AppInventor
Thank you Harry. This looks like something I could use! I will give it a try when I get out of work!!!!
It's helpful if you already have knowledge of Unix and Java. Lots of information here.
User Interface | Android Developers
I do have quite a bit of Unix experience, but no Java. I will read up on it!
When I go to the link : http://appinventor.googlelabs.com It says that "App Inventor Has A New Home" Sooooo does anyone have the new link?
AppInventor is being taken over by MIT but it is not ready yet.
I think this will be the URL:
App Inventor Edu | Playing with blocks, building apps
AppInventor is more of a learning toy than anything. But it will not give you a good idea of what it really takes to code an app --
Okay that's what I thought. I was like WHAT IN THE WORLD! Hahahaha I really wanted to get this underway tonight, but oh well. Good things I can wait for. Haha, Now... On the way to rooting my phone, it's about time, I've only had it since June! hahahaha
If you familiar with Basic, you might have a look at that app development method ...
what do you need unix knowledge for?
the android api abstracts the architecture pretty comprehensively afaik
Reason is simple. Some developers like to use the command-line adb.exe to access the emulator filesystem. From there we can cd ls rmdir sqlite (access app database directly) etc commands which are pretty Unix/Linux like. For others they maybe use the File Explorer of the ddms.exe instead but they cannot use sqlite from ddms.exe interface afaik.
Alright, since that App Inventor is not working at the moment, is there anything else I can use to create an app?
google app inventor is very limited and can be quite complicated to use.
Google app inventor is being deleted also
Is there anything else I can use to create apps?
You can use Unity engine, it is primary intended for game developing, but you can also make pretty much anything with it: UNITY: Game Development Tool
For example, I made this game with it:
I've just made one using Buzztouch. Nothing flashy but works pretty well
You might want to just try and dive in head first and see if you can get the "Hello World" app running.
Google has some good getting started guides, including stuff on installing and setting up Eclipse.
It all starts here:
The Developer's Guide | Android Developers
We also have a whole app dev section here at AF:
Application Development - Android Forums
And app Dev 101:
Developer 101 - Android Forums
And the App dev sticky:
Forget what everyone on here has told you so far.
Check out TheNewBoston
Java Beginner: 87 Tutorials
Android Development: 200 Tutorials
I'm suggesting starting with Java beginner so that you get an idea of what you're working with when you get into the Android Development tutorials. You really need to know basic Java, if you aren't up for learning that just give up on trying to develop using the links I provided.
I am learning to use Eclipse because you can use OpenGL with this. Another solution is the Canvas.
Much easier but slower.
I am totally down, I already know some Java. I will get reading and see what I can come up with.
Would you be able to build a simple calculator app with any of these?
Maybe still App Inventor ?
Have found a usable download link