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  1. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    Hi. I have had in many ways used and owned an Android device in the past 5 years ever since it came out here in the UK. I have seen Android grow from 2.1 to 4.4.2 and i strongly believe it is the best mobile OS platform out there. SO, having used & owned devices i find being more familiar with features and stuff.

    I consider myself an "intermediate level" when it comes to technical stuff related to making/creating apps. I want to find a different way to earn money apart from what i have now and i heard success stories from persons who created apps and became overnight hits.

    Please advice on where or how to start with these aim of mine. I have lots of ideas in mind but i'm not sure if an app is already out there. Heard of courses but it requires months of study and lots of "investment". I have also a Macbook and i don't know if this is a deal-breaker when making apps.

    Please help.Thanks.
    11-09-2014 06:51 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Hi. I have had in many ways used and owned an Android device in the past 5 years ever since it came out here in the UK. I have seen Android grow from 2.1 to 4.4.2 and i strongly believe it is the best mobile OS platform out there. SO, having used & owned devices i find being more familiar with features and stuff.

    I consider myself an "intermediate level" when it comes to technical stuff related to making/creating apps. I want to find a different way to earn money apart from what i have now and i heard success stories from persons who created apps and became overnight hits.

    Please advice on where or how to start with these aim of mine. I have lots of ideas in mind but i'm not sure if an app is already out there. Heard of courses but it requires months of study and lots of "investment". I have also a Macbook and i don't know if this is a deal-breaker when making apps.

    Please help.Thanks.

    Android App Development - Mobile Software Design, Tools, How To

    https://developer.android.com/index.html
    11-09-2014 07:04 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    People who wrote apps that became overnight hits remind me of Don Rickles - who said that it took him 40 years to become an overnight sensation.

    For every Lionel Messi there are 10,000 kids playing on the street who will become shopkeepers and hamburger flippers.
    11-09-2014 12:52 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    Also, if you start to develop your apps, I recommend reading this eBook that Google made: https://play.google.com/store/books/...d=GJ0kBQAAQBAJ
    Gino Guillermo likes this.
    11-09-2014 01:05 PM
  5. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    Thanks you for the advice. But, as i said i am not an expert on maths or coding or have a course to back me.

    All i need is some basic background on how to start and how to do it. As a side question, is it "cheaper" to develop and publish an app on Android than iOS?
    11-10-2014 04:47 AM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    Thanks you for the advice. But, as i said i am not an expert on maths or coding or have a course to back me.

    All i need is some basic background on how to start and how to do it. As a side question, is it "cheaper" to develop and publish an app on Android than iOS?
    It is cheaper to develop on Android.
    Gino Guillermo likes this.
    11-10-2014 05:11 PM
  7. MobileGameReviewer's Avatar
    it cheaper to develop on android, having said that if you ask me which app dominate then my vote goes to iOS. I still not able to understand why is that when android have the larger market share.
    Gino Guillermo likes this.
    11-11-2014 05:32 PM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    11-11-2014 08:04 PM
  9. ghua's Avatar
    thats totally true - look how many apps is out every day and how few hits
    11-14-2014 11:01 AM
  10. Max Deshkevich's Avatar
    Just accept fact - you will get 5 installs on your first app. You will get 20 installs on your second app. You will get 150 installs on your third up and maybe next one will fire into something bigger. If this is not scaring you - go ahead and implement one of your ideas (the simplest one), start with "how to create new project on android" and so on. Just ask google and you'll get a code example I promise
    Alex4F likes this.
    11-20-2014 05:17 AM
  11. msftguy's Avatar
    it doesnt matter if app is already created ... there were thousands of messenger app before whatsapp ... but simplicity made it popular. if you think you can make some app better go ahead re-write it
    11-30-2014 07:15 PM
  12. Wise-App's Avatar
    First of all you need to make a market research for your idea.
    05-19-2015 06:47 PM
  13. ragdefalcis's Avatar
    My advice is to build something that you yourself will use. If your app happen to be useful to other people then go longterm.
    Alex4F likes this.
    05-26-2015 11:40 PM
  14. Graham Trott's Avatar
    That would be my advice too. It's called "scratching your own itch". If a thing is no use to you, how can you tell if anyone else would want it?
    Alex4F likes this.
    06-03-2015 10:54 AM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    That would be my advice too. It's called "scratching your own itch". If a thing is no use to you, how can you tell if anyone else would want it?
    Well ... I've written a lot of software over the decades that I'd never personally use. I worked for a game house and wrote th systems interface parts of a lot of code - and I've probably played a computer game, other than solitaire, about 3 times in my life. I did SAT practice software [a test given to high school students] when I was an adult. I wrote parts of a dating site when I was happily married.

    If you write software, then figure someone else may like it so you publish it, what you say is true. If you go to an office 5 days a week to write software, you write what you're told to write, whether it intersts you or not. (I'm never going to test an A10 trainer, but I wrote software to test them.)

    The same is tru - but to a lesser extent - with Android and iOS. Some companies have programmers who write the code whether they're interested in it or not, but most decent apps appear to be written by people who wanted an app to do that, then decided to publish it. (Some seem to be "let's see what I can write that will make the most money with the least amount of effort" - and they show it.)
    06-04-2015 04:52 PM
  16. Franklin Vilela Llatas's Avatar
    My advice is to build something yourself to be used in the future.
    06-19-2015 12:14 AM
  17. Daxiongmao87's Avatar
    Honestly downloading Android Studio and referencing google's documents as well as some youtube videos. Start with small ideas and branch out from them. I'd post links but this is my first post on Android Central
    BlueZORRO likes this.
    06-21-2015 11:53 AM
  18. 8673589's Avatar
    Android Studio is a good starting points, ill second that. If your looking to build a game be that 2d or 3d, Unity3d is what I started with. Its really simple and has a lot to offer with a lot of code already built in, though you'll still need to be able to code obviously. It supports c# and Java.
    07-20-2015 10:11 AM
  19. tappztappz's Avatar
    My Advice if you are not good at coding you should hire people at Elance / upwork

    i personally avoid India and China Developer . Learning the code from scratch is hard and also need time.

    Beside Money , times is also precious resources . so don't forget about that . Hire people for doing something you can't do / don't like to do it

    And make apps that is not too big at the beginning , Focus on Quality not Quantity

    Making The first app is hard , but it is the first step that developer must go through
    08-13-2015 12:02 AM
  20. rapc80's Avatar
    My advice is simple. Any person without any coding language can learn HTML, CSS and Javascript. learn them and then there are different platforms like Cordova, Phonegap, IONIC etc. where you can make an app simultanously for Windows, Android And IOS. I am not a technical person but I made three apps using IONIC Platform. You don't have to learn different language for different platforms. It is easy as cake.
    11-12-2015 12:04 PM
  21. dkartis's Avatar
    I would highly recommend using the courses made by Google Employees on Udacity. Their beginners course goes through the basics and the site even has an intro to Java, if you are unfamiliar with Android programming languages.
    ParitoshBh likes this.
    11-24-2015 10:14 AM
  22. dev ncow's Avatar
    Hello,

    First of all, learn to code. There is a lot of tutorial on the net.

    All the people around me says : "I am a developper !" huu ? They created an Excel VBA or use MS Access oO.

    Programming is not easy and you have to learn to walk before learning to run ! So, begin to code a simple app.
    All developpers begin like that. I am almost 40 years old and I have made hundred apps (and finished about 4 !!)

    Learn, code, learn, code and maybe you will success !

    Good luck

    Regards,
    11-30-2015 04:29 PM
  23. ParitoshBh's Avatar
    I haven't had any formal education on Android development, have always relied on Youtube tutorials before Google offered Udacity courses. And for me the Google backed coursework turned out to be far more helpful, resourceful and concentrated as compared to scattered guided found on internet (not all of them though).
    12-10-2015 05:22 PM
  24. Tweeky99's Avatar
    Lynda is an excellent resource for learning HTML, Java, etc and app development in general. It's not free but they may still do a free seven day trial. As long as you work quick you could get through one or two complete video courses in that time.
    12-26-2015 06:12 AM
  25. ostechnologies1's Avatar
    Google can help a lot these days....Just surf and find best options for any difficulties........Best of luck.......
    01-30-2016 01:46 AM
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