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How to create an Android app?

Scarpozzi

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Jun 13, 2000
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Ok...tons of resources these days. What's the easiest way to create a basic app. Many apps these days are just a collection of links/xml/json/etc...

What I want is an app that uses a local flat file system, CSV, as a database to randomly select lines in the file sets. Should be relatively easy to code. What's the best way to make something?
 

purbeast0

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I really have no clue what you mean about apps being nothing but just a collection of data sheets.

The best way to learn would be to download Android Studio and start following some tutorials.
 

mooncancook

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Install jdk and Android Studio and go through the basic tutorials. Alternatively you can try React Native, but the setup is a lot more difficult. Depending on your programming experience, there can be a steep learning curve initially.
 

Cogman

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Sep 19, 2000
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I want to echo what others are saying here. Best way to start is following the android studio tutorials. And CSV is an awful data format that should be banished from existence! sqlite will serve you much better now and in the future.
 

Scarpozzi

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I was only going to CSV because I wanted to keep things simple and not have to support a server. I've gotten started and android studio is pretty simple to work in. I just realize my laptop is underpowered for it. It's definitely fun...I've not worked with Java like this in forever. Thanks-
 

purbeast0

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SQLite doesn't require servers, it's all stored native on the app I believe. I dabbled in it like 8 years ago on iOS when I was making SF4 apps.
 

Cogman

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Correct, SQLite is like microsoft access (only better). It is client side only.
 

martin37

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To create applications on the Internet, you can find thousands of designers that do not require the user to develop skills, layout, etc. The result can be fully used for working with clients and ever published in the App Store or other app store. But there are also pitfalls. For example, a friend of mine created a very convenient app for the car himself and published it in https://apksalad.com/en/category/AUTO_AND_VEHICLES .Each of us can easily create an AK app and earn a small amount of money on it. Programs are available on the market in all their variety, but the free functionality of most of them is not enough to create an application of a decent level. To get a quality product, you will need to pay.
 
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