Chapter 5

Your First Android Project

In This Chapter

  • Creating a new blank project in Eclipse
  • Understanding errors
  • Creating an emulator
  • Setting up and copying launch configurations
  • Running your first app
  • Studying the anatomy of a project

You're excited to get started building the next best Android application known to man, right? Good! But hold on — don't get ahead of yourself. In this chapter, I walk you through the process of creating your first Android application, a very simple Hello Android application. This app demonstrates a few key aspects of the development process and requires no coding at all. (What? No coding? How's that possible? Follow along as I show you.) Building it will get you up and running as an app developer. Just go one step at a time — with a little practice, you'll be creating that blockbuster Android app in no time.

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