3. Putting On the Training Wheels: Creating Your First Android Application

Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip

In the last chapter, you installed and configured Eclipse and the Android development tools. In this chapter, you will build your first Android application. The application that you will create in this book is a bicycle computer, which is a device that is generally mounted on the handlebars of a bicycle. This device will allow you to log and keep track of your bike rides, and you will enhance it as you learn more about Android programming in the later chapters.

In this chapter you will create a very simple “Hello World” application, and learn how to ...

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