The Android SDK provides a set of tools that allows creating applications in no time. This chapter will guide you through the process of building a simple Android application with the SDK tools. This involves the following steps:
Setting up the development environment
Creating a new project in Eclipse and writing our code
Running the application on the emulator or on a device
Debugging and profiling the application
Let's start with setting up the development environment.
The Android SDK is pretty flexible and integrates well with a couple of development environments. Purists might choose to go all hard-core with command-line tools. We want things to be a little bit more ...