With everybody talking about the android systems and applications,i decided to create an avenue to the development of the system. This is a short tutorial in the seting up of the eclipse IDE to ennable it to allow you to develop android applications. Bellow is a brief description of what i talked about.
Setting up Eclipse for Android Apps Development For Windows OS
1.Prepare your Computer: make sure it meets the system requirements. That is: Install JDK, make sure you have the suitable version of eclipse, galileo, helios etc
2.Downloading the sdk Starter Package: This does not include the whole devt environ,it includes only core sdk tools which u can use to download the rest of the sdk components(Such as the latest android platforms)
3.Installing ADT Plugin: This is a custom plugin for eclipse,the android development tools. It extends the capabilities of eclipse to let you quickly set up new android projects,create a new app UI,debug your apps using the android sdk tools and even export signed or unsigned APKs in order to distribute ur app.
INSTALLING ADT PLUGIN:
This is the manual version, check online ways of doing it,but the manual version is easier and cheap since you do not require any internet to do so. Its irrecomended by me.
A)Download The ADT zip file but do not unpack it!
B) Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software
C) Click Add, in the top-right corner
D) In the Add Site dialog, click Archive
E) Browse and select the downloaded zip file.
F) Enter a name for the local update site (e.g., "Android Plugin") in the "Name" field.
G) Click OK.
H) In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools and click Next.
I) In the next window, you'll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.
J) Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.
K) When the installation completes, restart Eclipse.
CONFIGURING THE ADT PLUGIN
A) Select Window > Preferences... to open the Preferences panel (Mac OS X: Eclipse > Preferences).
B) Select Android from the left panel.
C) For the SDK Location in the main panel, click Browse... and locate your downloaded SDK directory.
D) Click Apply, then OK.
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