Android Application Development
Android is the up and coming (if it hasn’t already arrived) mobile OS. Developed by Google, it offers a SDK for anyone to develop applications for the Android OS. I have chosen to be one of those anyones. I’m following these tutorials to start out with. The following is my trials and truibulations with installing and writing a “Hello World!” android app.
First is installing the IDE. The perfered IDE seems to be Eclipse. Luckily I have worked with this before so installing it isn’t that big of a deal. Setting it up is a bit harder. After installing Eclipse add, go to Help, Install New Software, Add. In the location field enter https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse. Check both boxes and proceed to the next screen. You should make sure Android DDMS and Android Development Tools are both listed before going on.
Now to to the Android SDK. You can download it from here. Download the zip file and unzip to a folder (remember where this folder is located). We’ll call that folder the “Android SDK folder”. After unzipping it run the exe and run all the updates. After updating, its time to create an emulator. Just click on Virtual Devices on the left then new on the right. After configuring it click on your new device and click start. Badda Bing – Virtual Android Phone!!!