Introduction to Kotlin Lambdas: Getting Started

Last updated 2 years ago by Rachit Mishra


In this tutorial, you will learn how to use lambda expressions and other functional literals provided by Kotlin for the Android platform.

Lambda expression is a simplified representation of a function. It can be passed as a parameter, stored in a variable or even returned as a value.

To practice using lambda expressions, you will build a simple app to save and manage your favorite songs. It will have the functionality to:

  • Add songs to a Favorite list.
  • Display favorite songs on a list with playlist range.

While doing so, you will explore the following Kotlin topics:

  • Lambdas
  • Anonymous functions
  • Higher-order functions
  • Closures

Time to start learning!

Getting Started

Use the Download Materials button at top or bottom of this tutorial to download the starter project.

Once the project is downloaded:

  1. Open the starter project in Android Studio 3.3 or above.
  2. Press Command + 1 on Mac (or Alt + 1 on Windows) to open the project structure.
  3. Open the java and res folders.
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