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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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Create the Project

Create a new Android project by selecting File > New > Android Application project.

1. Use the following values for the first window presented by the project creation wizard:

Application Name: MyContactList

Project Name: MyContactList

Package Name: com.example.mycontactlist

Minimum Required SDK: API 8

Target SDK: API 17

Compile with: API 17

Theme: None

2. Click Next. Accept the defaults on this screen by clicking Next again.

3. On the Configure Launcher Icon window, use the Browse button to select appicon.png from the location where you placed the resource files (available online). Click Next.

4. On the Create Activity window, verify that Blank Activity is selected, and click Next.

5. Change the name of the activity to ContactActivity ...

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