15-Sep-2009 @ 4:15pm in BC-07 and BC-08
In this tutorial, you will learn about Android, installing/using the Android SDK, using Eclipse together with Android, and finally the Ant build tool.
This is a hands-on tutorial. We will follow together the instructions from the web pages linked in the tutorial. If you miss the tutorial, you can still find all the information by following the links below.
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.
Android includes the following features:
More information about Android can be found at http://developer.android.com/guide/basics/what-is-android.html.
You can find video presentations about Android at:
To download the Android SDK, follow the instructions from http://developer.android.com/sdk/1.5_r3/index.html.
To install the Android SDK, follow the instructions from http://developer.android.com/sdk/1.5_r3/installing.html.
Eclipse is an IDE for programming.
To install eclipse, first download it (choose "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers"), then unpack it.
The executable is in Eclipse's root folder.
A good Eclipse tutorial for beginners can be found here.
First , install Eclipse ADT plugin.
To create your first Android application and run it in Android emulator, using the Eclipse ADT plugin, follow these instructions.
Ant is a build tool, similar to make.
You can download it from here.
To install it, unpack the downloaded file and add <path to ant folder>/bin to PATH environment variable.
Here is a comprehensive Ant tutorial.