Basic introduction of Android Studio

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Download & Install Android Studio

Android Developer Site

on this site you download the app “Android Studio” is available for OS Windows, Mac, Linux. for the current version is 3.2.1 with the size of 989mb. if already downloaded it please you follow the installation instructions to complete, if you are using a Mac just Drag & Drop into the application folder.

Also Read: How to Enable Drag & Drop 3 fingers on mac

Configuration & Install the Android SDK

Installing Android SDK

If you’ve done some studio android installation, configuration and time you install the SDK for Android android studio can be used to create android apps / do running applications.

Also Read: Configure the correct Android SDK

Structure in Android Studio

Structure in Android Studio

Android Manifest

Describes the basic characteristics of the application and defines the respective components.


It contains .java source files to your project. By default, this includes files such as source launcher that has a class that runs when the application is opened.

res / drawable

directory contains Images, Shapes

res / layout

directory for files that specify the UI (User Interface) of your application.

res / values

contains various XML files: resource, string, color.


file is automatically created containing compileSdk Version, buildToolsVersion, appid, minSdkVersion, versionCode.

Main Activity

Main Activity

This is the actual application files that are converted into Dalvik executable and run your application, or the logic of your application.



You Must Declare all application components in manifest.xml that represents the root of the application. So every Layout & Acitivy that you make must be declared in AndroidManifest.xml order to run, if not the occurrence of Error (Force Close) on your application.

Make Project “Hello World”

Create New Project

In this step, you simply select “Start a New Android Studio Project”

Create Android Project

Enter the name and domain Company, for example, company namenya “LuckyTrue Development”, the package name becomes “com.luckytruedevelopment.helloworld” and you can edit the package name suit your wishes.

select Target

in this section you select the target SDK that you use, if you use the API, for example 14 (Android Ice Cream Sandwitch) support means your application from the Android ICS OS till date. Wear, TV, Auto and Android Things also the same.

Select Template Activity

in this section you define activity templates that will be used in the manufacture of android applications, but if you do not want a template, you can select “Add no Acitivy”.

Configuring Activity

If it is then you configuration activity, you can use appcompat, fragment or whatever, and can rename activitynya.

Hello World

if you finished everything will appear like this. if it please you projeknya can run via emulators and real devices.

Android Emulator

Android Emulator use Genymotion

An emulator running an application on your computer virtual Android Android Studio .

There are two emulators options: Genymotion or Intel HAXM. We recommend using Genymotion if possible, but requires a minimum of 4GB of RAM.

Genymotion require a few extra steps but suggested Android emulator currently used. 

PC: You must activate Virtualization Technology in the BIOS.

Also Read: Running Android Applications via Genymotion

Also Read: Run Project Android Studio via HP

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