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Lesson 3

Installing Android Studio (Optional)

Build for Android and Google Play


Installing Android Studio (Optional)

We will need to use Android Studio to build native Android applications and submit them to Google Play. If you do not already have Android Studio, you should install it by visiting this website.

NOTE: You can perform this step later if you wish.

Once it is installed, you should open it. The first time you open Android Studio you will be taken through a setup wizard:

Android Studio Set up Wizard

Just select the Standard options. When asked to choose between the light side and the dark side, choose wisely:

Android Studio Theme Selection

The wizard will then handle installing all of the dependencies you will need, which includes things like the SDK (Software Development Kit) for development, an emulator, and build tools.

Android Studio Verify Screen

Hit Finish. If you need to install or update any components in the future, you can do so using the SDK Manager that comes with Android Studio by going to Tools > SDK Manager.