Ok, so now that you downloaded and installed the Android SDK and created your first AVD we need to move on to the Development environment.
Wait… you didn’t install the SDK??? Start here – Linky
So you will need to download and install Eclipse… What is eclipse? you can review their WIKI – Linky and here is a simple description on what they are…
Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.
Step 2 – Download and install Eclipse environment
Open Eclipse Website – Linky
Now download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, based on the OS you have
After the download is completed extract the content of the file to a folder you want to work in.
In my case it was C:\Android\Eclipse
And run the eclipse.exe main application from where you extracted it to
Hit Continue Reading to move on…
Now when all the files have completed their download and have been installed you will need to setup your Android SDK
In Eclipse hit Window –> Preferences
Select Browse and point to your SDK folder
You will have all the available versions to work with show up, right now we are up to 2.3
That’s it you are done with the Development environment.
What’s next time?
Our first simple application and Android Project Structure.