Chapter 2

Projects and Targets

After you have downloaded and installed the latest Android Software Development Kit (SDK), and perhaps the Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin for Eclipse (both available from the Android Developers web site), you're ready to get started. This chapter covers what is involved in building an Android application.

Pieces and Parts

To create an Android application, you will need to create a corresponding Android project. This could be an Eclipse project, if you are using Eclipse for Android development. The project will hold all of your source code, resources (e.g., internationalized strings), third-party JARs, and related materials. The Android build tools—whether Eclipse-integrated or stand-alone—will turn the contents ...

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