Android 101 – The basic building blocks of an Android Application

samuelsharaf

This post talks about the basics and fundamentals of Android development. So if you know java and eager to program for the Android platform, read on.

I recently developed an iOS app for a large organization and published it on itunes. Received some good feedback, however, turns out that half of the users have Android phones. So i started looking at developing an Android version of the iOS app. Plus according to Google, more than 350,000 android devices are being shipped on any given day which translates to 1 million new Android users every 3 days!

Compared to iPhone, Android has quite a few vendors shipping different kinds of Android phones (LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.). However, good news is that now there is a one common platform on which to develop Android apps – the latest one is called honeycomb 🙂

So lets start with the basics. And Android…

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