The Android Things console is no longer accepting new projects, and will be turned down for all existing projects on January 5, 2022. For more details, visit the FAQ page.

Create a Things app

Welcome to Android Things development!

This tutorial teaches you how to build your first app for Android Things. You'll learn how to create an activity that launches automatically on boot and is optimized for a "headless" experience. You will also learn the fundamentals of communicating with hardware peripherals from within your app.

Before you start this tutorial, download and install Android Studio 3.1 or later and the system image for your Android Things hardware platform. You'll also need a project kit (see recommended) containing the following:

  • A breadboard
  • A pushbutton
  • Two resistors (with resistance values tied to the specific LED)
  • An LED
  • Eight jumper wires (four with a male and female connector, four with male connectors)

For more information after you finish tutorial, see the following resources: