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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Configuring the Emulator

Now that you have some understanding of the development environment, you are almost ready to start creating the app. Don’t worry. Future projects will take less time to set up. You could start coding at this point, but until you tell Eclipse how to execute the app, you will not be able to see your results. Therefore, the next step will be to set up the test environment.

Android apps may be tested on either the emulator provided by the Eclipse IDE or on an Android device. The emulator is a program that simulates an Android device. If you choose to test on the emulator, you should also test on several varieties of real devices before you publish your app. Real devices often perform differently than the emulator. If you ...

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