Next Steps

Now that you've installed the Android SDK, here are are a few ways to learn Android and start developing:

Start coding

  • Follow the training class for Building Your First App.

    This class is an essential first step for new Android developers.

    It gives you step by step instructions for building a simple app. You’ll learn how to create an Android project and run a debuggable version of the app. You'll also learn some fundamentals of Android app design, including how to build a simple user interface and handle user input.

Learn how to design your app

  • Learn the best practices for Android design and user experience by reading the Android Design guidelines.

Read up on the API framework

  • Start reading about fundamental framework topics in the collection of API Guides.
  • Browse the API specifications in the Reference.

Explore the development tools

  • Learn about developing an app with the Android Developer Tools plugin for Eclipse and other tools from the Workflow.

Explore some code

  • Browse the sample apps available from the Android SDK Manager. You'll find them in <sdk>/samples/<platform-version>/.