Getting a Result from an Activity – Getting Started with Android Development

In this video I show you how to get a result from another application using Intents. With the startActivityForResult method and registering for onActivityResult, you can get data from other apps on your device.

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Sending a user to another app – Getting Started with Android Development

Here I show you how to use implicit intents to send a user to another application on the device. I walk through how to send a user to the phone app, launch a website, and send text for SMS, email, or social media.

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Project files on Github – Getting Started with Android Development

I’ve posted the Android Studio projects for select videos on my Github account: https://github.com/ibr3nt

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Saving Data with SharedPreferences – Part 2, Getting Started with Android Development

in Part 2 I explain how to access SharedPreferences using .getSharedPreferences. This allows you to share local data and access them within any Activity in your app.

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Saving Data with SharedPreferences – Part 1, Getting Started with Android Development

In Part 1 I show you how to save key/value data to SharedPreferences using .getPreferences. Quickly save and access local data within a given Activity.

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Create a Layout Variant – Getting Started with Android Development

Android Studio provides a way to generate layout variations to support a variety of qualifiers. These variants enable you to show a different layout based on the needs of the device. Here I walk through the process of creating a layout variant using the design editor.

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The Activity Lifecycle – Getting Started with Android Development

Here I explain the Activity lifecycle and explain the methods you can use to respond to events that happen to your app. I also introduce the Log class and show you how to use the logcat monitor built into Android Studio to see your log messages.

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Master/Detail Flow – Getting Started with Android Development

Let’s take a closer look at the Master/Detail Flow template that is provided in Android Studio. Here I walk through the classes and layout files used in this very popular navigation template.

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Find Sample Code – Getting Started with Android Development

Android Studio provides a sample code browser to search the latest code samples covering a variety of functionality. Here I show you how to import sample projects as well as find sample code from within the editor.

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Add Code from a Template – Getting Started with Android Development

Android Studio provides code templates for new projects or new Activities within an existing project. Here I walk through the process to kickstart your app development.

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