Friday, March 22, 2013
Android App Development
This blog with tagcloud android contains information discovered during the android app development. I will be posting information as I start developing the android app
23/March/2013 4:00 AM
I am planning to learn developing Android application. I have few applications in mind but I have to first learn about the technology. I will be using my windows 8 PC with intel core i5 processor & 8 GB RAM.
FIrstly I have downloaded Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#download
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I downloaded adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219.zip file about 405 MB.
This bundle has
Eclipse + ADT plugin
Android SDK Tools
The latest Android platform
The latest Android system image for the emulator
As per instruction I tried to run eclipse from zip file
\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219\eclipse\eclipse.exe & it failed to run . Because I do not have Java installed. I am also not sure whether to install JDK or JRE.
I learned from a site “The "JDK" is the Java Development Kit. I.e., the JDK is bundle of software that you can use to develop Java based software. The "JRE" is the Java Runtime Environment. I.e., the JRE is an implementation of the Java Virtual Machine which actually executes Java programs.”
So now I am installing JDK 6 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
After installing JDK , my development environment is ready to fly . I have to just run \adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219\eclipse\eclipse.exe
My first source of information for learning android is trainings on developer.android.com
Starting with “Building Your First App”