For this last week I have been starting development of my first android app, a simple magic life counter. Last week was lots of frustration as I was learning a new development tool (android studio) and how to code for android apps. Lots of frustration simply getting the system set up so that I could test apps because I wasn’t sure if I had missed a step, had written bad code, or something else. Turns out it was mostly part three with a little bit of part two. I had accidentally deleted a part of the project that I needed and didn’t realize that java functions that communicated with the xml file needed to pass a View variable. With those two problems out of my way I have managed to create the bare bones of my project and am moving on to other parts of app design now that i have the basics.