The Art of Doing: A Beginners Look at Android Studio

Begin your Android development journey today!
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How to install Android Studio on your computer.
How to create virtual emulators to test your android applications.
How to use physical devices to test your android applications.
An overview of the file structure of an Android Studio Project including the files created such as the manifest, main activity, and layout.
How to change your application's name, launcher icon, and color theme, add or remove views, and work with different layouts.
How to use the log system to explore the various lifecycle methods of a main activity.


  • A computer capable or running Android Studio (please see system requirements).
  • A computer capable of running the Android Emulator (please see system requirements) or a physical android device for testing.


Have you always wanted to make your own mobile apps but never knew where to begin?  Consider taking this FREE course which will start you on your journey to making your own Android applications using Android Studio.  We will walk through all the steps to get Android Studio up and running on your computer, virtual emulators created for you to test your apps, and even set up physical devices for you to use as well so you can take your apps with you and show them off to friends and family.

The focus of this FREE course will then be to explain what Android Studio creates for you when you open up a new project.  We will take a look at the files created and explain what each file does and how they work together to get an app to load on your mobile device.  In particular we will explore:

  • The Manifest

  • The Main Activity

  • The Layout

  • Various Lifecycle Methods of the Main Activity Using Logcat

Try this course out for free to get a foundational knowledge, and if you are interested in continuing, you can purchase the full course which is previewed in our last video.  Thank you for considering taking the course and all the best!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Android students looking to understand Android application development with Kotlin.
  • Anyone interested in learning!


Educator, Master Teacher, Self-Taught Programmer
Michael Eramo
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Hello, my name is Michael Eramo.  I am a life long learner, a self-taught programmer, and an experienced educator.  I hold official Bachelor's degrees in Music, Education, and Physics, as well as a Masters degree in Mathematics.  I also hold a certificate in Software Development from Microsoft. 

I have years of experience as a high school Physics teacher, Computer Science Teacher, and college Mathematics teacher.  I am part of the New York State Master Teacher Program  a network of more than 800 outstanding public school teachers throughout the state who share a passion for their own STEM learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

I am passionate about learning new things and teaching what I know to those around me in a way that is engaging, meaningful, and with purpose. 

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