How to download and install Android Studio and the EduTools plugin?
First, you will need to download and install Android Studio. You will use Android Studio to write your code, check your solutions, and synchronize them with our website.
Currently, Android Studio doesn't include the EduTools plugin, so you will need to download it separately. You need the EduTools plugin enabled to open our problems and projects inside an IDE. To download and install the EduTools plugin, open Android Studio, go to Configure > Plugins > Marketplace from the Welcoming screen, and search for EduTools.
We strongly recommend always using the latest versions of Android Studio and the EduTools plugin (Android Studio and the EduTools plugin will check for updates automatically every time they run, but you can check and configure updates manually at Configure > Check for Updates).
If you have any issues or questions regarding the installation process, please refer to the official guide and our topic about the Android Studio.
How to start working with IDE?
To start working, you need to open the Android Studio, log in to your Hyperskill account (Settings > Tools > Education > JetBrains Academy), and choose one of the Android projects from the Kotlin Developer track. Currently, we have three Android projects: Tip Calculator, Stopwatch with Productivity Timer, and Basic Calculator.
On the Project Stage (or the problem) page, choose an IDE tab and click Solve in IDE. Make sure that IDE and plugin are correctly installed and working.
After that, you will see a popup window with a description of your chosen project. Click Continue to start loading your project in IDE.
Pay attention to the processes running notification in the bottom right corner of your screen. Allow IDE to download all necessary files before working on your project.
The window on the left shows you the directories and file structure of your project. The window in the middle is a place for you to write your code. The window on the right contains the project (or problem) description and examples.
Once you've finished writing your code, click Check to verify your solution. Once the correct answer has been submitted, you can click JetBrains Academy to return to your Study plan or click Next to open the next stage of your project.