Starting a new project in Android Studio is a very simple task if we have an idea of course what we want to do. In this post, I will show step by step how to create a simple project using blank activity with fragment.
First, we should run AndroidStudio and then select from the main window: Start a new Android Studio project. After that, we will see a: Configure your new project window:
This window allows naming your project, select location of workspace and also set your company domain, for me company domain is: andrzejdubaj.com.
Next screen allows selecting form factors on which app will be running.
I select: Phone and Tablets, also: Minimum SDK – API 21: Android 5.0(Lollipop). Why has Android 5.0 Lollipop ? Because I have a smartphone on which I can test my app – physical device, not an emulator and second: I want to build from source Android 5.0 and run in on raspberry pi 2 or 3 version. We will see in the future.
On: Add an activity to Mobile allows selecting one from several activities with automatically add necessary file to project, for example, *.xml files. I select a blank activity. If I decided to create some localization app I will choose google maps application.
Next step takes us to: Customize the Activity. Way, I choose fragments ? Because fragments allow building an application with behaves somewhat like a nested activity that can define its own layout and manage its own lifecycle. You can read more here.