I’ll cover how to install Googles ADT plugin, all of the common errors people get and take you through running your first app. Many important things need to be pointed out like the fact that Googles emulators are terribly slow. If you haven’t installed Eclipse yet, definitely checkout my tutorial Install Eclipse for Java first.
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Step-by-Step Way to Install Android Development Tools
Installing the Android SDK on Mac and PC 1. Don't get the Android Developer Tools at http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html 2. Install Eclipse for Java - Eclipse IDE for Java Developers - http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/indigo/sr2 a. Make sure the path to Eclipse doesn't contain any spaces. If it does then expect errors. Here is mine in Windows C:\Users\Derek\Documents\eclipse-java-indigo-SR2-win32-x86_64\eclipse 3. Eclipse - Help - Install New Software a. Work with: Click Add b. Name: Android Developer Tools c. Location: http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ d. Shows list of plugins - Click Next e. Accept the license agreement - Next - Finish f. Restart Eclipse g. Help - Check for Updates to update the ADT 4. Create a new project - File - New - Project - Android Project Application a. Application Name: HelloWorld b. Replace example in Package Name with your web address c. Define the version of the Android SDK you plan to develop with 5. Setup an Android Virtual Device a. Windows users will have to open the Android SDK Manager b. Select the chosen emulator and click start c. Wait it is terribly slow and it normally crashes the first 3 times 6. If you have trouble executing check in folders res - layout. If you see a file named activity_main.out.xml delete it. Then click Project - Clean in the top menu bar a. Select HelloWorld in the Package Explorer and then run the emulator b. You can help solve this error by going : Preferences - Run/Debug - Launching - Launch Operation and then check Always Launch Previously....