- Download the Android SDK.
- Install the ADT plugin for Eclipse (if you’ll use the Eclipse IDE).
- Download the latest SDK tools and platforms using the SDK Manager.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Building Your First Android App (BYFAA)
Before you start this class, be sure you have your development environment set up. You need to:
If you haven't already done these tasks, start by downloading the Android Sdk from the link below http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Once you've finished the setup, you're ready to begin this class.
This class uses a tutorial format that incrementally builds a small Android app that teaches you some fundamental concepts about Android development, so it's important that you follow each step.
First Step: Creating Android Project
An Android project contains all the files that comprise the source code for your Android app. The Android SDK tools make it easy to start a new Android project with a set of default project directories and files.
Note: You should already have the Android SDK installed, and if you're using Eclipse, you should also have the ADT plugininstalled (version 21.0.0 or higher). If you don't have these, follow the guide to Installing the Android SDK before you start this lesson.
1. Click New in the toolbar.
2. In the window that appears, open the Android folder, select Android Application Project, and click Next.