Quickstart for Android

Set up your development environment

Prepare your device or emulator

You can run AR apps on a supported device or an emulator.

Open the sample project

In Android Studio, open the HelloAR sample project in <ARCore SDK Folder>/samples/hello_ar_java.

The sample project has build dependencies on certain versions of software, such as Gradle and the Android SDK. If the required dependencies are not installed, Android Studio will ask you for permission to download and install them on your machine.

Run the sample

Make sure your Android device is connected to the development machine and click Run in Android Studio. Then, choose your device as the deployment target and click OK.

Android Studio builds your project into a debuggable APK, installs the APK, and then runs the app on your device. For more information, see Build and Run Your App.

You may be prompted to install or update the ARCore app if it is missing or out of date. Select CONTINUE to install it from Google Play Store.

As you move your device, the app automatically detects flat surfaces and draws a diamond grid. Tap the grid to place an Android robot on the surface.

Next steps

Learn how to Enable ARCore in your app.

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