Step 1 : JDK• To develop Java applications and applets, you need the JDK (Java Development Kit).• Otherwise, you can download it from here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/j avase/downloads/index.html
Step 2: Eclipse• Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising an integrated development environment (IDE) and an extensible plug-in system• Download Eclipse from here : http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
Step 3: Android SDK• Download the Android SDK from the Android homepage under Android SDK download . The download contains a zip file which you can extract to any place in your file system, e.g. I placed it under "c:android-sdk- windows".
Eclipse & Android Configuration Use the Eclipse update manager to install all available plugins for the Android Development Tools (ADT) from the URL https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ .• In Eclipse open the Preferences dialog via Windows -> Preferences. Select Android and maintain the installation path of the Android SDK.
Eclipse & Android Configuration• Select now Window -> Android SDK and AVD Manager from the menu.
Eclipse & Android Configuration• Select available packages and select the latest version of the SDK. Press "Install selected" and confirm the license for all package. After the installation restart Eclipse.
Eclipse & Android Configuration• You need to define a device which can be used for emulation. Press the device manager button, press "New" and maintain the following.
Eclipse & Android Configuration• Press "Create AVD". This will create the device. To test if you setup is correct, select your device and press "Start".
Eclipse & Android Configuration• After (a long time) your device should be started.
Error Handling• Things are not always working as they should be. Several users’ report that get the following errors:• Project ... is missing required source folder: gen• The project could not be built until build path errors are resolved.• To solve this error select from the menu Project -> Clean.
8/19/2010 Programming Time Lets make some cool applications now !