I decide to start a new tutorial session to go through the whole android development process. In this tutorial session, I will demonstrate how to design the android app, how to develop the android app, how to release it in Google Play app store, and how to monetize the android app. The tutorial is basing on the real Android App: Memo English-Fruit Master. You can download this app from the Google Play.
This is the first tutorial of my Android ListView Based App Tutorial series. The whole tutorial has 4 sessions:
- Android ListView App Template Guide: Start From Planning
- Android ListView App Template Guide: Loading Local JSON Configuration File
- Android ListView App Template Guide: Customize ListView Item Layout Style
- Android ListView App Template Guide: Play MP3 File From ListView Playlist
- Android ListView App Template Guide: Listen EditText Changes (Coming Soon)
Target Your Device
Before starting to working on the programming, we need to decide which types of devices our app will target, Android phone or Android tablet, or both. My suggestion is if you have enough resource and you are very confident with your App, you can target both. Otherwise, you’d better to Android phone first. The reason is that app for both Android phone and tablets will double our UI design and Layout programming job. The usage of android phone is much more huge than android tablet, so I will target the Android phone first.
Target Your Screen Size
For Android App, device screen size is a big issue. With limited resource, we cannot cover all Android device screen size, so we need to decide which screen size we will start at the beginning. In my case, I choose the 480×800 dimension. It is a very old resolution which can make sure my app is compatible with old Android phone. And it is much easy to migrate our app to a big screen device in the future.
Android App Distribution
IOS app has only one distribution channel, the Apple app store. But Android app doesn’t. Because we can install any apk files in our Android phone with enabling “Unknown sources” option to allow installation of non-Market applications. Hence, we can distribute our Android app on the website as well.
Try The Android App
You can download and install this android app from Google Play, or scan the following QR code to download and install on your android phone simply. If you feel it is helpful, please support me by clicking the banner inside the app.
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