Android Application Development on Eclipse

Developing an Android Application is not so easy you have to Install many software Like Android SDK, Java JDK, Eclipse etc. Android is one of the most powerful OS for Mobile and tablet which is increasing like a wildfire. Android Market is one of the place where you will get thousands of android application develop using Eclipse.

Requirements for Developing Android Application

Download  Java JDK.
Download  Android SDK.
Download  Eclipse.

How To Download and Install  Java JDK

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7u7-downloads-1836413.html

Click the “Download JDK” button and accept the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement.Now your Current Running OS such as windows, Run it and accept all defaults to complete the installation.

How To Download and Install  Eclipse

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

Click the “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” and select your OS and it’s bit such as windows 32-bit and windows 64-bit,I ended up downloading “eclipse-java-juno-win32.zip” there are many packages of Eclipse such as JUNO which currently running version, Indigo, Helios etc.

How To Download and Install  Android SDK

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Once Downloaded Run it and select install Android SDK for anyone using this computer and click Next. Now Select the Destination Folder to install Android SDK such as “C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk” and click Next. After Installation is finished it will start Android SDK Manager.exe I recommend you to target on version 2.2 which is mostly widely used by many android user. Most Necessarily Install SDK Platform, Samples for SDK and Google API.

SDK Platform Android 2.2, API 8, revision 2
SDK Platform Android 2.3.3, API 10, revision 2
Samples for SDK API 8, revision 1
Google APIs by Google Inc., Android API 8, revision 2
Google APIs by Google Inc., Android API 10, revision 2
Usb Driver package, revision 3
Market Licensing package, revision 1

How To Install Android plugin for Eclipse

Open Eclipse and choose your “Workspace” ( Accept the default) Now it will be Opening it’s Home Page of Eclipse.

STEP1:-  Select Help menu

STEP2:- Install new software

STEP3:- Click on ADD

STEP4:- Type any Name, like “TATYA”

STEP5:- Paste this address in Location:   https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/

STEP6:-  After a few seconds, it will fetch Developer Tools list which contains “Android DDMS” and “Android Development Tools”.

STEP7:- Select both  and  click Next, Now  accept All and Install it .

STEP8:- Once Installed it will ask you to restart Eclipse.

How To Create Android Emulator

The Android SDK allows you to create emulators which gives you the power to create your Apps. As a developer, this is a powerful tool, especially when you start developing the visual layout of your app.

STEP1:- Click on Window Menu and Go to AVD Manager.

STEP2:- To create New AVD Click on “New…” button.

STEP3:-  Give a Name to new virtual Device Like “DroidX”

STEP4:- Now Select your Target OS and API (Click on the arrow and choose Android 2.2 API Level 8)

STEP5:- Allocate 100 MiB Size to SD Card.

STEP6:-Keep Everything as Default and Click on Create AVD.

How To Create your Android Project

STEP1:- Select File –>New

STEP2:- Project–> Android Project and Click Next.

STEP3:-  Project name: Andropro (Any Name whichever you Like)

STEP4:- Build Target, Target Name: Any Installed SDK platform Version.

STEP5:- Application name: Redicals

STEP6:- Package name: com.myname.Redicals

STEP7:- Create Activity:  MainActivity

STEP8:-  Click Next and Finish.

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