Advice for a would be app programmer

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Nov 27, 2011 7:59:43 PM

I would really like to get in to producing android apps, I have seen several courses, ebooks, and app sites with software that claims to require no previous experience to be able to produce an app, but my question is, what would you guys recommend to get started?

Nov 28, 2011 4:52:52 AM

If you new to programming and wanna get your feet wet, I'd try google's app inventor: http://www.appinventorbeta.com/about/ It's a graphical tool for making android apps.

If your looking to make more complex apps or games and new to programming, I would get a good book on the java programming language. Android apps are written with java (not the same as javascript). A good java book will help you get the basic's of the language down. I would also look for a book specific to android. Look for a beginners android book. There's also lots of great resources on the web. Some sites with tutorials are: http://www.anddev.org/index.php If you run into a problem or have a specific question about something there's sites that will help you, like http://stackoverflow.com/ And don't forget the official android site http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html Here you can get the SDK and find guides on android.

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Dec 26, 2011 5:03:55 AM

Chris
I would really like to get in to producing android apps, I have seen several courses, ebooks, and app sites with software that claims to require no previous experience to be able to produce an app, but my question is, what would you guys recommend to get started?

Hi Chris. Recently I've found quite an interesting article about one of the most popular Andoid development tools - Apache Ant. Look at this:
http://www.enterra-inc.com/techzone/using_ant_android_applications_building/
This seems to be the most intuitive and easy material about Ant I've ever seen.
Good luck!