Tools Required For Developing Android Applications
If you are thinking to start the Android Apps(Application) development, give a look at this article. As a desirous software programmer, while using smartphones bearing Android OS you might have thought about how to develop Android App, Also students, or freshers might be thinking developing Android Apps will not be the easy task. Yes, it is a challenging job but not that much difficult as they are thinking.
As an Android Developer, here I am going to give you some guidance to make your way clear towards the Android App development.
To start App development we should at least know what Android is? What technology is it using? To make anything you should have all the ingredients ready that are going to use it. Similarly to do a work you need all the tools that will require. Same is here, for Android App development you should have all the tools and libraries that will be used in App. Here we will see all the requirements for Android App development.
- Operation System:
» Windows: Windows 7/8/10.(32 bit/64bit).
» Mac Os: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.6 (El Capitan) on 10.12 (Sierra)
» Linux: GNOME or KDE desktop.
- RAM: Minimum 2gb recommended 4gb.
- JDK: Java Development Kit Jdk8.
Disk Space: Minimum of 1.5GB for Android IDE and emulator.
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment. If you Google it you will find different IDEs for Android development. But you should choose the one that is comfortable for you and more importantly easy to use. You can find IDE for developing android apps. Once you decide your IDE you should download it from its official site only so that you can get it properly.
As per my experience, Android Studio is the best IDE that I used ever. You will get it Android studio official website. Download it, It will be of at least 1GB or might be more than 1GB. Before downloading Android, Studio is sure that you have JDK 8. If you do not have it first download JDK8.
Once it is downloaded install it, I would suggest you keep all the path as default. After JDK installation install Android Studio. Again I suggest you keep all the path as default this would keep you intact from getting any errors in future.
Once you did the installation you will have a .exe file of Android Studio. Here you go, Open it and start your App development. For App development and Implementation guide be in touch with Buzzmycode, you will find different concepts implemented here. The most important, keep updating your Android Studio.