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Need help with idea for android app development...

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by dwestep762, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. dwestep762

    dwestep762 Newbie

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    I currently have a really good niche to promote with an android app in mind.. Thing is, I am wanting to develop the app myself and have it setup to be monetized with ads.. I have some experience with visual basic from a lot of years ago, but have never developed any kinds of android or other mobile phone apps..

    I currently have android studio and a bunch of tutorials (videos, etc..) to get me started.. (if anyone has any tutorial sites, etc.. please share them with me!!)


    What I am wanting my app to do is::

    Display a video ad or some other monetized ad (from some random advertiser, not myself) when the app is ran for the first time.. This ad will disappear completely and never show again after the first use of the app..

    Permanently host a small ad (from some random advertiser, not myself) at the bottom of the app that the user can click on if he / she so wishes..

    Connect to a database (MySQL, etc..) and download updated content (such as prices, text, etc..) every time it is opened

    be able to take the user to a website if they click on a link or product being displayed in the app


    What I would like to be able to do is setup a database that can be edited at any time with updated pricing, etc.. thru either a computer program or another mobile app, so the app I have in mind can receive content stored in the database... I currently have a domain at GoDaddy, do they support using MySQL database, or not ?

    Also, are there any good sites out there that offer free Java / android app code snippets and samples like you can sometimes find for Visual Basic?

    Please let me know what I am up against here...
     
  2. ExactZero

    ExactZero Newbie

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    If you still want to get an idea for android app development than you should learn online as you can, Otherwise you can join any other institute for learning basic techiniques of making android softwares and plugins. One of my friend was also wants same thing and he started to learn online and now he become a adroid developer.
     
  3. droidaddict

    droidaddict Newbie

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    To get a feel for Android, try and take apart an existing app and look at its code to see how everything works. Often, people will open source apps they've made on Github. Just google for github repositories (e.g. if you're looking for wallpaper apps, search for "github android wallpaper").

    As for your database, take a look at Parse. It seems simple enough for what you're trying to do.