Android apps are programmed in Java. TODO: Java tutorials!


Before you get started, you should make sure that you have JDK 6 or higher. You can check this by opening up a terminal and running javac -version. If successful, the output should look something like javac 1.7.0_45. Anything greater than 1.6 is fine. Otherewise, you can get JDK here.

You can install Android Studio by following these steps:

  1. Start by downloading Android Studio from the official site.
  2. Open the .dmg disk image (Mac) or .exe installer (Windows).
  3. Drag and drop the “Android Studio” icon onto the Applications folder.
  4. Go to the Applications folder and open Android Studio.
  5. Follow the setup wizard to configure Android Studio.
    1. Choose “Custom” when choosing the type of setup.
    2. Select everything when selecting what components to install.
    3. Use the recommended amount of RAM for HAXM (if applicable).
    4. Agree to all the licenses and click “Finish” to complete configuration.
    5. Wait until all components are downloaded and installed. You may need your administrator password to install HAXM.