Luís Ramalho Entrepreneur & Developer

3 Apps on Google Play

After the release of first android app on Google Play that I’ve created and released another 2 android apps. They are both targetting the pregnancy market due to one of my projects called gravidez.com which is gaining a bit of traction.

3 Apps on Google Play

I plan to continue deepening my knowledge of Android Development in the following weeks and get started with a little of iOS Development as well. I’m really curious about Swift, it looks like an exciting language to learn.

Hopefully soon will publish my first iOS App on the App Store.

First Android App on Google Play

After finishing my Developing Android Apps tuturial, I decided that it was time to try and publish an app on Google Play. Thus, I thought a good starting point would be to use an open source project to get started, so I went ahead and created a Telegram app so that pregnant women can exchange messages with one another.

The result I called Gravidez App and it is now published on Google Play.

First Android App on Google Play

It was a very enriching first experience, and now it’s time to build and publish my own app from scratch.

First Android App

Since I’ve built my first android game back in St. Andrews that I’ve been dying to get back to mobile development at full throttle. The time has come, and now I’m dedicating myself full-time to learn mobile development.

Here is the screenshot of my first app, which was built following the Developing Android Apps tuturial by udacity:

First Android App

The tutorial consisted on 6 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Create Project Sunshine with a Simple UI (5-8 hrs)
  • Lesson 2: Connect Sunshine to the Cloud (8-10 hrs)
  • Lesson 3: Create New Activities and Navigate Apps with Intents (8-10 hrs)
  • Lessons 4: Use Content Providers and Loaders to Persist and Recover Data (15-20 hrs)
  • Lesson 5: Implement Rich and Responsive Layouts (8-10 hrs)
  • Lesson 6: Use Services and Notifications to Run in the Background (5-8 hrs)

Apart from lessons 4, the tutorial was easy to follow and the explanations were clear.

Now it’s time to consolidate my knowledge and build my own first app.