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29 October 2011

Getting started with android development - installation in windows platform

For getting started with android development,
  • First you need is JDK
  • Next is Eclipse
  • To Make programming and debugging easy, android provides and Eclipse plugin called ADT or Android development tools.
    • Install ADT 
      • Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software....
      • Click Add, in the top-right corner.
      • In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter "ADT Plugin" for the Name and the following URL for the Location: 
      • Click OK
      • In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools and click Next.
      • In the next window, you'll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.
      • Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.
      • When the installation completes, restart Eclipse.
    • Configure ADT
      • Download Android SDK and extract it.
      • Start Eclipse.
      • Select Window > Preferences
      • Select Android from the left panel.
      • For the SDK Location in the main panel, click Browse... and locate your downloaded SDK directory.
      • Click Apply, then OK.
      • Add Platforms and other components 
        • select Window > Android SDK and AVD Manager
          Double-click the SDK Manager.exe file at the root of the Android SDK directory.
        • Select the components you required and say Install.
          ( SDK Tool, SDK Platform tools and SDK Platform are the basic ones.)
Here we done with it, now you can start with the development,
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