Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Started with Android Development

You want to be begin Android Application Development. But how do you get started? The first thing you need is to download and install the development tools. The good news is they are free and fairly straightforward to setup. The bad news is there are so many options it can become confusing which tools are required, optional or compatible with your desired setup. Following the setup I am using and will work for you if you using a Windows system.

Step 1. Install the following tools
  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (v3.5 Galileo)
  • Java Platform (JDK 6 Update 18)
  • Android SDK Tools, Revision 4
You can follow my previous post for step by step directions (with screen captures) here.

Step 2. Create your first application. Try my Hello World tutorial here.

Feel free to post questions or comments.

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