A Programmer's Guide by J.F. DiMarzio

By J.F. DiMarzio

Master the Android cellular improvement platform

Build compelling Java-based cellular purposes utilizing the Android SDK and the Eclipse open-source software program improvement platform. Android: A Programmer's Guide exhibits you, step by step, tips on how to obtain and arrange all the important instruments, construct and song dynamic Android courses, and debug your effects. realize tips to supply internet and chat services, have interaction with the telephone dialer and GPS units, and entry the most recent Google companies. you will additionally the best way to create customized content material companies and database-enable your functions utilizing SQLite.

  • set up and configure Java, Eclipse, and Android plugin
  • Create Android tasks from the Eclipse UI or command line
  • Integrate websites, photographs, galleries, and sounds
  • Deploy menus, development bars, and auto-complete functions
  • Trigger activities utilizing Android Intents, Filters, and Receivers
  • Implement GPS, Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk
  • construct interactive SQLite databases, calendars, and notepads
  • try out functions utilizing the Android Emulator and Debug Bridge

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In the Install/Update window, which allows you to begin the process of downloading and installing any of the plugins that are available to you for Eclipse, click the Search for New Features to Install radio button and then click Next. 25 26 Android: A Programmer’s Guide 4. The Update Sites to Visit page of the Install window, shown next, lists all the default websites used for obtaining Eclipse plugins. However, the plugin you want, Android for Eclipse, is not available from the default sites. To download the Android plugin, you must tell Eclipse where to look for it, so click the New Remote Site button.

Chapter 2: Downloading and Installing Eclipse There is very little you need to change here, unless you are a more seasoned Java veteran and have particular options that you want to choose, in which case you should feel free to change the selections as you see fit. The following illustration shows the Custom Setup screen for the Java JDK. To keep the process simple, and fairly standardized, you should accept the suggested packages—by default everything is selected—and continue the installation by clicking Next.

Check the check box next to Android Plugin and then click Finish. Eclipse searches the URL associated with the Android Plugin site for any available plugins. 8. On the Search Results page of the Updates window, select the Android Plugin and then click Finish. Chapter 3: Downloading and Installing the Android SDK 9. On the Feature License page of the Install window, shown next, accept the licensing agreement for the Android Development Tools and click Next. NOTE Keep in mind that all Eclipse plugins are installed to the %installpath%/eclipse/plugins directory.

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