Chapter     3

An Introduction to the Android Application Development Platform

In this chapter, we will take a look at how the Android development environment and platform works, and how it is stratified within your Eclipse ADT Integrated Development Environment (IDE). To do this properly, we will create the foundation for your Android application development for this book during this chapter, and in doing so show you how to create a brand new Android application from scratch.

You create the foundation for your Android 4.4 application using Eclipse, and its New Android Application series of dialogs. As you will see later on in the chapter, Eclipse can help an Android developer to create an empty application, which I refer to as being an Android ...

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