In this kotlin tutorial you’ll learn how to build and run your first Android app in Kotlin. Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that runs on the JVM and is completely interoperable with Java. Kotlin is an officially supported language for developing Android apps, along with Java.
Clearly there’s a demand for Android app development since there are over two billion monthly active users around the globe. To say that it’s an exciting platform and space to make apps for is an understatement. So if you want to learn Kotlin for App Development this is the right place as I’ll be making more tutorials on Kotlin.
Kotlin is an open source, general purpose, and pragmatic computer programming language that combines both object-oriented and functional programming features within it. Kotlin was developed in the year 2011 by the programmers of a software product development company called JetBrains in Russia and then augmented by several open source developers.
But the reason why it is touted as a tour-de-force in the Android app development ecosystem is because major tech giant and the parent company of Android – Google, in its annual developer conference ‘Google I/O 2017’ announced that Kotlin is now an official Android language and Google will provide its first-class support for Kotlin on the Android platform. With Google itself becoming Kotlin oriented, major developers, are moving towards adopting it and the fact that many Java apps are being rewritten in Kotlin now, it is being viewed as the future of building Android apps.
Download & Install Android Studio
Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA . On top of IntelliJ’s powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps.
First, be sure you have installed the latest version of Android Studio. Download Android Studio here. Also you can follow this video tutorial of this article to clear any doubts.
Create your First App in Kotlin
So you have installed Android Studio and ready to create your First Android App in Kotlin. Few steps will need to be passed to create the first app. I will share the screenshots of few steps. Remember one thing, the process of creating your first app may take longer time as your IDE will get ready during this time. But in future, it will be much faster.
I have also created a video that will help you to follow the whole process of creating your first application in Kotlin in Android Studio.