Development on Android Studio

I am a student using the Estimote platform for my science fair project, and I am trying to find a place to start. I am new to Java and programming but want to learn more about it. I tried to use the Demos found in the SDK but I could not get them to open in Android studio. Does anyone know of a good place to start and learn how to use these beacons?

Hi there!

The easiest way to get started with Demos is to simply plug in your Android device and use Gradle to build & deploy them. Demos come bundled with Gradle, so you don't even need to install it, just fire up a terminal or a command line, go to the directory with the Demos and run gradlew installDebug.

Once you try the Demos out, you can create a blank Android project in Android Studio, maybe do a few pure-Android tutorials (, and then start copy-pasting some beacon code from the Demos and tinkering with it.

You'll also need to add Estimote Android SDK to your project. Instructions are on our GitHub page:

Any more questions--fire away. Happy hacking! (: