Saturday, May 25, 2013

How to Download and Install Android Studio

This article describes how to download and install the 0.1 version of Android Studio on a Windows 7 computer.

At the recent Google IO conference, Google announced their new product for Android development: Android Studio.

Android Studio is meant to replace the Eclipse plugin for Android development. There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the tool--apparently many people are not huge fans of Eclipse. Personally, I am a fan of Eclipse, but certainly think that Android has gotten big enough to merit its own tool for development.

Version 0.1

It is important to remember that this is not a fully polished product, so there will be plenty of bugs and quirks. Google is simply releasing an early preview and labeling it version 0.1

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Android Tic Tac Toe Part 3

This is the third and final part of the tutorial series on creating a Tic-Tac-Toe application. See part one about the interfaces and part two about implementing the game logic.

1. Creating a Custom View for the Tiles

In a previous tutorial I described how you could create a custom view in Android that will take attributes and implement custom logic. This is the approach we will take for creating the full Tic Tac Toe application.