Start Building Mobile Apps with these Easy-to-learn Tutorials

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Recently, the number of people interested in building mobile apps, most particularly games, dramatically increases. Thanks to the very inspiring story of Dong Nguyen, creator of the global phenomenon game Flappy Bird, people suddenly wants to jump on the mobile apps bandwagon hoping to cash in on its growing popularity and success. And if you’re thinking about getting into this lucrative prospect but don’t know where to start, here are some easy-to-learn mobile apps building tutorials that you can begin with. We’ve got some basic and easy-to-follow Android and Apple iOS tutorials covered in this list, but if we missed out anything you think worth mentioning, please write your comment below to let us know.

Android platform

1. Free Java/Android game development tutorials for beginners

Free Java/Android game development tutorials for beginners

This course from Kilobit covers everything from basic Java to Android game development. This tutorial explains everything in detail catering to both beginners and advanced programmers alike. After taking all four modules from this course, you will have created the above game (screenshot) in Java and ported it to Android.

2. Building your first app; from Android Developers site

Building your first Android app

This tutorial from Android Developers site teaches you the basics on how to build your first app. With this, you’ll be able to learn how to create an Android project and run a debuggable version of it. Also included in this tutorial are some useful fundamentals of Android app design, including how to build a simple user interface and handleuser input.

3. Android App Development for Beginners: Layout and UI Options

Android App Development for Beginners: Layout and UI Options

Learn more about the basic layout and graphical interface aspects of the Android API with this tutorial. This first in a series of tutorials discusses about LinearLayout, as well as at some basic concepts like element attributes.

4. How to make an Android app with Android Studio

How to make an app with Android Studio

Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA which provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. This tutorial covers the basics of setting up Android Studio and building a simple application.

5. How to Make Android Apps: A Start to Finish Guide

How to Make Android Apps,A Start to Finish Guide

This guide tackles about the development environment you need to create apps, some basic code and how to bring your creations to market. Aside from learning a few codes, it also offers some basic concepts about Java, enough to give you a general idea how it works.

6. Develop an Android app: video tutorials series

Develop an Android app: video tutorials

This is a complete video tutorial series playlist of thenewboston.org’s Android application development tutorials. It covers a lot about Android app development, from installing SDK to putting your app on the market and implementing app updates.

iOS platform

1. How to Build an iPhone App from Scratch for Non-Technical People

Build an iPhone App from Scratch for Non-Technical People

This guide takes you through the whole process of creating an iOS app.

2. A Guide To iOS App Development For Web Designers

A Guide To iOS App Development For Web Designers

This guide will help you get to know the iOS development tools and leads you through some steps of iPhone app development, even if you have little or no programming knowledge.

3. How to  Make iPhone Apps With No Programming Experience

Make iPhone Apps With No Programming Experience

This is a 5-part iOS app development series (plus introduction) that is targeted to people with little or no programming experience. Software developer Chris Ching explains everything in simple, plain English to get people started making their own apps, slowly introducing concepts as he goes along.

4. Beginner’s Guide To IOS Development: The Interface – Part I

Guide to IOS development 1

This tutorial is a comprehensive guide that walks you through the complete process of building an application for iPhone. It discusses the reasons, phases, and tools for developing the app, and ultimately an easy to follow tutorial to design the basic iPhone application using the Xcode 4.2.

5. Beginner’s Guide To IOS Development: Building Your First App – Part II

 

Guide to IOS development 2

In this second part of this Beginner’s Guide To IOS Development, you will learn how to build a fully-functioning iPhone application.

6. iOS Tutorial: How To Create A Simple iPhone App

iOS Tutorial: How To Create A Simple iPhone App

This is a 3-part tutorial series that shows you how to dive in and teaches you how to create an entire functional iPhone app from scratch.

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