First Steps with the Android SDK
The Android SDK provides a set of tools that enables you to create applications in a short amount of 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 your code.
- Running the application on the emulator or on a device.
- Debugging and profiling the application.
We’ll conclude this chapter by looking into useful third-party tools. Let’s start with setting up the development environment.
Setting Up the Development Environment
The Android SDK is flexible, and it integrates well with several development environments. Purists ...