As you’re just getting started with building android apps and I assume that you’ve set up everything like setting up the Android Studio IDE, downloading the SDKs and creating a brand new project. You can find a lot of tutorials and videos on how to do these boring things on the internet, let me skip that part.

Tutorial on setting up Android Studio | Official Documentation (

Now, that you have a brand new android studio project, let’s start exploring the IDE a bit. On the left side of the IDE, you should see something like

android in a nutshell

Android Simplified

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store