I have created the meat and guts of my application but I want to add a different activity that will be the starting point (sort of a log-in screen).
Yep you are gonna use the
AndroidManifest.xml file, you can actually even have more than one launcher activity specified in your application manifest. To make an activity seen on the launcher you add these attributes to your activity in the manifest:
<intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" /> <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" /> </intent-filter>