Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Android development: first steps

I've been interested in learning more about Android development, so I thought I'd try to act on that interest.

The first step is to go to the developer web site, and to set up the Android SDK. This involves:

  • Downloading the SDK

  • Configuring my machine by

    • Placing the Android tools directory in my PATH

    • Ensuring that my default JDK version is JDK 1.5 or higher

  • Bringing up the Android SDK Manager and adding two packages:

    • The documentation

    • A particular platform

Since I don't know much about the platform at this point, I chose the latest platform, which is currently Android 2.0.1.

That's probably about all I'll manage to get done on this today.

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