I just started my adventure in Android development (I’m not a big fan, you know I love maemo in my old Nokia N900) a few days ago so I want to share with you my little experience first of all with the installation of SDK..
First of all, you need jdk, you can get it from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
Once you have jdk, you need Eclipse, you may have it already and if not, here’s the link http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ (Classic)
Ok, we are almost done.. now that you have Eclipse you need Android SDK, download it from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Once you have installed Android SDK launch the SDK Manager, you should see something like this
*Some packages ask for a user and password, this happens with APIs by third party companies, if you are not registered and don’t want to just skip them..
Once the installation it’s finished you are almost done, you just need to install ADT Plugin for Eclipse as it’s mentioned here http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html
Go to Help > Install New Software…
Click Add… you will see something like this
Click OK, you will see Developers Tools section, check it and click next, after you installed the plugin you need to restart Eclipse, then a configuration dialog for the Android SDK should be launched, there you need to set the location of the SDK (you can see it in the SDK manager) and that’s it, you should be able to create a new Android project
- Install Eclipse
- Install Android SDK and download the packages for the version you are targeting
- Install ADT Plugin
You still need to connect a real device or create an Android Virtual Device with AVD Manager, I’ll cover that later..
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