How to Create a Jetpack Compose Project in Android Studio?

To create a Jetpack Compose Project, open the Android Studio and click on the “New Project” button.

Android Studio New Project

Select the “Empty Compose Activity” and click on the “Next” button.

Jetpack Compose Activity

On the next screen, you will see a couple of options.

Create a Jetpack Compose Project

Type the project name (your app name) in the “Name” field. You can change it later.

In the “Package name” field, you need to type a package name. If you are planning to release this app on the Play Store, the package name must be unique. It is used to identify your app on the play store. This is important because once you assign a package name, you cannot change it. To create a unique name, people use their website URL in reverse order followed by the app name.

For example, look at the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The id parameter in the URL is the package name. It is com.adobe.reader. is the site URL and the reader is the app name. They wrote the URL in reverse order and added the app name at the end.

If you don’t have a website, write something unique. You can also write your name there. The rule is that it should only contain lower case letters and digits. Also, there should be at least two words separated by a dot (.).

Next, on the “Save location” field, click on the folder icon and select the location where you want to save the project.

In the “Minimum SDK” field, select an API level. If you choose the higher versions, your app will run on a smaller number of devices. You can always change it later.

Next, click on the “Finish” button. Android Studio creates the necessary files for your project.

That’s it! You have successfully created your first project.

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