Creating an Android App

Android apps are ordinary Java programs that use an application framework, a core set of classes and files that all apps have in common. The framework embodies a set of rules for how apps must be structured in order to run properly on Android devices.

To get started writing apps, you must install and configure the Android SDK, the Eclipse IDE, and the Android Plug-in for Eclipse.

If this is your first experience with Android programming, you can find out how to acquire and set up these tools in Appendix D, “Setting Up an Android Development Environment.”

Go ahead and do that. I’ll wait for you here and catch up with some friends on Facebook.

Done? Good.

The first project you undertake is to write a SalutonMondo app, a ...

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