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    Hi all. I'm looking to develop an app for android that will allow an individual to survey a vessel prior to scientific work being carried out on board.

    The app i want to develop is very similar to a property survey app already on the market called Pocket Survey and they have a developer suite to create custom surveys...

    Trouble is my work won't fork out for it.

    And I'd rather learn and develop it myself.

    Trouble is I have 0 knowledge of coding but I am open to learning.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to the first steps in how to develop an android all.

    Do I need to learn Java?

    Thanks all. Goose

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    Writing code ain't the easiest thing without decent training and the mindset for it. To code an app that is usable and supportable is a difficult thing, especially when you are writing your own requirements. I tried it as a youth but bored the shit out of me apart from one language but there is no use for that any more sadly. Writing Java is pretty easy as there are classes to do most things so you don't have to bother. Sure someone will be along to help, we used to have a couple of really good coders on here but long gone sadly.

    I rate Udemy for online courses and they regularly do freebies/offers so worth a look. Try this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for a look at Android apps dev courses.

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    Thanks mate. I like learning new bits of software. I taught myself adobe captivate and after effects from scratch. Took ages but I enjoyed the process. Knowledge is power as they say.

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    I think python is the language of choice these days, it's exploded in popularity in the last few years but if it's specifically android you want to program for you'll be better off with Java.

    I've been thinking of learning programming myself but I'm torn in which direction I want to go.
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    yes you have to learn java though you can program in C/C++ & python. you will also have to learn xml

    you need to know a few things learning to code takes time commitment and can be frustrating and it is easier to give up then fix the bug, persistence is key, reading is key.

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    I bought myself the Sams "teach yourself Android Application Development in 24 hours" (ISBN 978-0-321-67335-0).
    Although I never had the time to progress too far into it, it was well paced and fairly easy to follow, as are most of the Sams books.

    I have worked on something I think might be similar (inspection?) on voice devices.

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