Note: This series is partially outdated. View the updated 2021 series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMI2jy-WlGM (View both series if you find them helpful, but if you get stuck see updated techniques in the 2021 series.)
Want to build your first Android app? In this tutorial series let’s get started with Android Studio and app development. We’ll build an inventory management app that allows us to add products, then list them so that we can scroll through them. This app will be created using Kotlin and not Java. Kotlin is the current and future of Android, and Java is going away quickly. I wouldn’t waste time trying to follow tutorials on Java.
This is geared for those who want to become an Android Engineer (Developer). I’ve been a software engineer for nearly two decades and through it all I’ve learned that while programming can be hard, it can also be highly rewarding. The last app I built cost $30M and took a team of dozens of software engineers nearly a year to build. When I hit the button to launch the app in Google Play I felt a lot of pride in my job as an Android Engineer. Within weeks, the app was the #1 trending app in Google Play. Not bad!
But I didn’t start my career as an Android Engineer. My first job was a web developer at a camera equipment manufacturer. Managing ecommerce websites was fun, but I wanted to switch to Android. Learning through programs like YouTube, Treehouse, lynda.com, Stack Overflow and lots of Google searches and random blogs, I taught myself enough to get my first job as an Android Developer. It was fun, and it also taught me a lot about determination and hard work. In this series, I hope to guide other developers who want to make a switch. Maybe one day you’ll be the one teaching me here on YouTube, you never know 🙂
Hopefully this tutorial series will be engaging and interesting. If you have questions about Android Studio, please leave a comment and if I have time I will respond. Thanks! 🙂
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