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How do I learn to make android apps?

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  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    I have an idea for a free app that I want to make that I know will get used.. it won't be as widely used as say.. google maps but it will get used. The design is simple but I still don't know how to do this. Where do I go to learn to make apps? Someone on BHW must know.
     
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    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    Why don't you hire an app developer for that? If you want to learn Android SDK you should learn Java evenly. And for tutorials Youtube, Android forums, Google are loaded of more information than you will need.
     
  3. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    How much is a developer? I looked into hiring someone 2 years ago for another app idea I had and was quoted $3,000. If I had $3,000 I wouldnt be looking to hit it big with a free app ya?
     
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    I would recommend to learn from Lynda.
     
  5. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Lynda makes app building videos? How about these app building suites I have seen about? Any good or waste of time?
     
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    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    Not sure what kind of application you want to make so it's really difficult to tell you the price. I'm sure that you can find expierenced developer who will work for 10/20$/hour or less.
    Don't forget Fiverr researches, contact different developers then make your decision.
     
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    I wouldnt bother outsourcing for a free app

    If you're only interested in Android, try something like Appsgeyser

    Free, as in no upfront costs
    No coding, as in youll have a functional app

    Plenty of alternatives out there too

    Good luck with it
     
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    PM Bigbuddy, he can guide you to either software for development or someone who can develop for you.
     
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    If you have even basic HTML, CSS & JavaScript skills you can cobble-together a simple app using a toolkit like Phonegap (http://phonegap.com) the best part is that you can port this application to other mobile platforms like iPhone/iPad, Windows Mobile, Blackberry etc.
     
  10. Bostoncab

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    I actually have 2 ideas I want to do right now.

    1 is more or less a feedback form with a half dozen or so fields. When the user fills out the fields it posts it to a blog somewhere and thanks them.

    The other would locate the user and provide a phone number for them to call based on their location. I would want it to be able to give different phone numbers for different areas.
     
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    Way to shoot for the stars... lol
     
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    Is it a game app? if it is try Stencyl or Construct 2 if its not a game app try ibuildapp
     
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    I Learned android using a book named Android Development by Wang lee.
    It will teach you all the Basics and how to create simple app in a simple way.
    Once you know, how to work on simple ones, Join as a premium member in pluralsight.com and become an Expert in android with the help of those Video tutorials; which will be ranging from Newbies to Expert level. :)
     
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    I'm an Android and iOS developer, and if you want an App developed, we can discuss (just shoot a PM).

    If you are looking to start Android development, you first need to learn Java, and then Android. It would take you about 4 to 6 months atleast, for you to come to a stage when you are can develop a quite basic app, and release it in the Play store.
     
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    One suggestion for all the guys here who are starting learning apps development, there are many platforms to develop Android apps, but Native is the best way to go.

    So don't spend time in learning a platform, and since it doesn't offer a few features, or poor performance, you can't easily shift to a other platform.

    So before you start learning, do some research if it fits your requirements.
    And most of the times, native is the best to go (Java with Android SDK).
     
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    Apps can you make you big $$$ even if they're really stupid! i believe i read somewhere that someone made a fart app and he made like 100k lol, humanity is funny.
     
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    http://biznessapps.com/ there is no charge for android only. point and click. no programming knowledge needed at all.
     
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  18. VinceC

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    I tot mobile app = native app
    Be it andriod or ios
     
  19. nithinreddy

    nithinreddy Junior Member

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    It is not :)
    Native for Android is Java programming and
    Native for iOS is Objective C programming

    The non-native technologies are using
    Phonegap, Appcelerator, Sencha, or any other technologies specified above by the other members.

    They sit on the top of native programming, hence performance is a concern when developing apps on non-native platforms.
     
  20. VinceC

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    oh to me all ios n android mobile app I called it native app. Web enabled site on mobile I called it mobile web.