IDEs: Installing Eclipse
Eclipse – less bugs, particularly popular for
Installing Eclipse+ADT a bit more challenging.
Installing Android on Eclipse
0) Download and unzip SDK
1) Download Eclipse
2) Unzip Eclipse into a new folder.
3) When that’s done, run the Eclipse executable.
4) When it starts for the first time, create a new
workspace for your Android development.
5) Need to install ADT plugin which simplifies
your Android development by integrating the
Don't forget on Linux you need to
install IA32 library as well.
(sudo apt-get install ia32-libs).
Downloading and Installing the SDK:
You can download the latest version of the SDK
for your development platform from the Android development
home page at:
Install it by unzipping the SDK into a new folder.
(Take note of this location, as you’ll need it later.)
The examples and step-by-step instructions provided are targeted at
developers using Eclipse with the
Android Developer Tool (ADT) plug-in.
<Help> <Install New Software>➪
Installing the ADT Plug-in
Put the following
Read and then Accept
the terms of the
and click <Next> and
If you have any security
warnings, click OK.
When complete, you’ll have to restart Eclipse and
update the ADT preferences:
1) Restart and select
<Window> ➪ <Preferences>
(or <Eclipse> <Preferences>➪
for the Mac OS).
2) Select <Android> from the left panel.
3) Click <Browse> and navigate to the folder into
which you unzipped the Android SDK, then click
<Apply> and <OK>
There are likely to be frequent updates to the ADT plug-
To update your plug-in, you simply:
Updating the Plug-in