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Developer Guides

Welcome to the Android developer guides. The documents listed in the left navigation teach you how to build Android apps using APIs in the Android framework and other libraries.

If you're brand new to Android and want to jump into code, start with the Build Your First App tutorial.

And check out these other resources to learn Android development:

  • Codelabs: Short, self-paced tutorials that each cover a discrete topic. Most codelabs step you through the process of building a small app, or adding a new feature to an existing app.
  • End-to-end training: A guided path through the process of learning how to build Android apps.
  • Online training: If you prefer to learn online with videos, check out the Developing Android Apps course on Udacity (trailer embedded here), and other online courses below.

Otherwise, the following is a small selection of essential developer guides that you should be familiar with.

Essential documentation

Online training