Hello and welcome to Gideros Mobile Academy. Gideros Studio is a multiplatform mobile development environment, which allows develop your mobile application easily and faster. It includes an integrated development environment and an Software Development Kit, together with several examples and tutorials. This video is the second part of Gideros Mobile Academy series, and we’ll talk about installing Gideros Studio, together with requirements and how to install these requirements.
This slide gives an agenda of this tutorial. In this presentation, we’ll talk about downloading and installing Gideros Studio and required libraries such as Eclipse, Xcode and Java.
Installation and your first code
Academy 102Gideros Studio: Installation and your first code GIDEROS MOBILE ACADEMY SERIES
Agenda• Downloading Gideros Studio• Installing the prerequisites• Installing Gideros Studio• Running Gideros Studio• Your first code!
Gideros Studio requirements• You can use Gideros Studio standalone, without installing other 3rd party applications for building your application. – This way you can • Evaluate the software • Run your application under Gideros Player, and • See how itll feel like. – However it may not be possible to test some of the features that come with device, e.g gyro, compass, etc.• Therefore, in order to build for iOS and Android, you’ll need some libraries and IDE’s, such as – Java – Eclipse and Xcode
iPhone / iPad device build requirements• To build for iPhone/iPad real device, youll need the following: • 64 bit Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion (for compiling and signing) • Xcode • Apple Developer License These are not required to build for Android
Android device build requirements• To build for Android real device, youll need the following: • Java SDK • Eclipse IDE • Android SDK 2.1 or higher • Android Development Tools (ADT) • (Later) Google Developer License – for sending apps to Android markets. These are not required to build for iOS (iPhone or iPad)
Installing Java JDK• Java is required if you want to modify, enhance and build your application using Eclipse IDE. To install Java JDK, follow these steps. • Go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html • Click on Java 6 JDK • Choose your platform • Install Java JDK on your system This step not required to build for iOS (iPhone or iPad)
Installing Eclipse• Eclipse is required to build APK files for Android. If you are not going to build for this platform, then you may skip this step. To install Eclipse, do the following: • Go to http://eclipse.org/downloads/ • Choose your operating system • Choose either 32 or 64 bit, depending on your operating system, and download "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers". • Extract the zip file to a folder • Eclipse is now ready to run. This step not required to build for iOS (iPhone or iPad)
Installing Android SDK 2.1• Gideros Studio uses Android SDK 2.1 or higher, therefore Android applications built with Gideros Studio runs on devices running Android 2.1. • Go to http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html • Download and install the package for the platform of your choice. • Run tools/android (Android SDK and AVD Manager) • Click on Available Packages • Install SDK Platform Android 2.1, API 7, revision 3 This step not required to build for iOS (iPhone or iPad)
Installing Android Development Tools for Eclipse• ADT extends Eclipse to let you quickly modify your application, which is exported from Gideros Studio.• Using the Android SDK tools, you can export signed (or unsigned) .apk files in order to distribute your application.• Since Gideros Studio can export Java source code, you can modify exported Java code before building the final APK (Android package)• Install ADT plugin for Eclipse using the installation steps defined here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html This step not required to build for iOS (iPhone or iPad)
Downloading Gideros Studio• Downloading and installing Gideros Studio is free.• You are also encouraged to try beta builds, but make sure that beta software may contain some bugs.• System requirements: • 1 Ghz processor • 1 Gb RAM • 250 Mb disk space for MS Windows • 340 Mb disk space for Mac OS X
Installing Gideros Studio• For MS Windows: • Double click on the executable you downloaded and follow these steps: • Choose destination folder • Click install• For Mac OS X: • Double-click the .dmg file to mount it • Drag & drop Gideros folder into your Applications directory
Your first code, hello ball• Open Gideros Studio and create a new project from "File → New Project" menu. Name your project “HelloBall”• Right click the project name at Project tab and select "Add New File…" Name your file "main.lua" and click OK (this is your main file)• Double-click main.lua and write print("Hello Ball") in IDE.• Press start button (or select "Player → Start" from main menu) to run the project.• You’ll see the output of your project at the "Output" panel.
A more complex example • Copy the code below and paste it into main.lualocal background = if x < 0 thenBitmap.new(Texture.new("field.png")) fruit.xdirection = 1stage:addChild(background) end if x > 320 - fruit:getWidth() thenlocal fruit = Bitmap.new(Texture.new("ball.png")) fruit.xdirection = -1 endfruit.xdirection = 1fruit.ydirection = 1 if y < 0 then fruit.ydirection = 1fruit.xspeed = 2.5 endfruit.yspeed = 4.3 if y > 480 - fruit:getHeight() thenstage:addChild(fruit) fruit.ydirection = -1 endfunction onEnterFrame(event) fruit:setX(x) local x = fruit:getX() fruit:setY(y) local y = fruit:getY() end x = x + (fruit.xspeed * fruit.xdirection) stage:addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onEnterFra me) y = y + (fruit.yspeed * fruit.ydirection)
Adding images to asset library• Now let’s add some images to our asset library• Download field.png and ball.png (URL below) and copy these images to your project directory.• Right click the project name and select "Add Existing Files…" to add your image files to the project Field.png: http://giderosmobile.com/documentation/assets/field.png Ball.png: http://giderosmobile.com/documentation/assets/ball.png
Running in Gideros Player• Now select "Player → Start Local Player” to start Gideros Player. • It shows the IP address of your PC and the player. • After player opens, start and stop icons become enabled on the toolbar. • This means Gideros Studio is now connected to Gideros Player and ready to upload your code and assets and then run the project.• Press start button (or select "Player → Start" from main menu) to run the project.• Balls will be bouncing back and forth in the Player
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