About my journey so far: I created my OpenSea account about two weeks ago. It cost me about $100 to get started: $20 in transaction fees to get Etherium into my MetaMask wallet and then about $80 in Etherium gas fees to create my first collection. I used this website to watch gas prices for a couple of days to see when gas prices tended to be lowest: https://ethgasstation.info/ Since then I have been uploading a few panda NFTs every day. I have been working on my 1000 pandas project, so I have almost 100 panda images as a backlog ready to upload as NFTs. Once I've caught up with my backlog I will create the NFTs as I create the pandas. When I create an NFT, I have been creating a supply of 1000 for each item (add "?enable_supply=true" to the end of the create URL to be able to change the supply of your OpenSea NFTs). When I finally finish making all 1000 pandas and making 1000 NFTs of each, that will end up being 1 million panda NFTs! I did this so I could experimen
1. The first part is setting up your Android phone to get developer options. You can use the Android Studio emulator, but it's much faster to use a physical device. Go to Settings > About phone > tap Build number 7 times. Once you have developer options make sure that USB Debugging is turned on: 2. Next, download Android Studio: https://developer.android.com/studio/ 3. Start a new project. There are template projects available or you can start with an empty project: 4. Switch to Project view: 5. Java files go in "java" folder, XML files (layout, styles, strings, etc.) go in the "res" file, and sometimes you edit the manifest and the Gradle files: After this, be prepared for downloading time as you might need to update Android Studio. If you want more help with a starter app, check out my counter app tutorial video:
Thanks to Google and Udacity for the scholarship, and thanks to everyone else I got help from along the way. I've been lucky to have so many people willing to take time to answer my programming/Android questions.