Android is the name of the operating system used on many smartphones and tablets. It is owned and maintained by Google. Google bought Android in 2005 and launched it for phones and tablets in 2007, the same year Apple released the first iPhone.

An operating system is basically what appears on the screen on a touchscreen device – the underlying software that you interact with. This is different to apps you can download to use for it like you can on most smartphones.

what we need to learn to go
  • Java

    The most basic building block of Android development is the programming language Java. To be a successful Android developer, you’ll need to be comfortable with Java concepts like loops, lists, variables, and control structures.

  • SQL

    You’ll also need to learn the basics of SQL in order to organize the databases within Android apps. SQL is a language for expressing queries to retrieve information from to databases.

  • Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and Android Studio

    One of the best parts about developing for Android is that the necessary tools are free and easy to obtain. The Android SDK is available via free-of-charge download, as is Android Studio, the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development.

  • XML

    Programmers use XML to describe data. The basics of the XML syntax will be helpful in your journey to full-fledged Android developer in doing tasks like designing user interface (UI) layouts and parsing data feeds from the internet.