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Got a app developing question From a newbie developer

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by WoZzY, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. WoZzY
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    I dont think I could be more broad, the internet. :)
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    yeah I just asked the same thing, youtube tutorials are nice, but there aren't any good ones for the android... =/
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    What's confusing me is there is no GUI like interface, everything seems text based... look at the iphone's SDK, it's sort of like VB. You can put text fields, buttons and all that good stuff within the coding program. from what it looks like to me everything in android is done in text which can make things major pita. especially for newer people.

    unless i'm missing something
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    that is pretty much right. Unless your GUI is very basic, you have to write it all up.

    but you can use GUI makers if it is basic
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    It is text based, but the GUI is written in XML, so you need to know basic XML. Use the development platform Eclipse, then go to Android.com - Android at Google I/O look for "Developers" and they have guides on how to set up Eclipse, how to download new SDKs (I have 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, and 2.2 SDKs installed, you can choose any target platform with your apps) and there are guides on how to write an app from start to finish.