Software Requirements and Guidelines for Developing Android Application:


In this blog I will elaborate about software requirements for Android application and also given some guidelines, how to install it and build a platform for developing Android based application in widows.

Perform the following steps to build the platform for developing Android application:

1)    Download and install latest jdk version for your windows.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

 

2)    Download and install android-sdk for windows.

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

 

3)  Download and install eclipse-java-indigo-SR1-win32-x86_64

      https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/

 

4)    Configure ADT (Advanced Development Toolkit) Plugin

·         Start Eclipse, and then Select Help à Install New Software....

·         Click Add, in the top-right corner.

·         In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter "ADT Plugin" for the Name and the following URL for the Location:

   https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/

·         Click OK

Note: If you have trouble acquiring the plugin, try using "http" in the Location URL, instead of "https" (https is preferred for security reasons).

·         In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools and click next.

·         In the next window, you'll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.

·         Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.

Note: If you get a security warning saying that the authenticity or validity of the software can't be established, click OK.

·         When the installation completes, restart Eclipse

After performing the above steps you can easily build an android application for mobile devices by using eclipse IDE.

Thanks.

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