Software Needed to Make Android Apps

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Software Support for Android Application Development | Android development could not be separated from the advantages and facilities offered on the platform android. In addition to ease of application, android also provides development tools that are open source. Here is a supporting application for those who want to become an Android Developer :

1. Installing Java JDK
Android is an application developed with Java-based, so before we do the coding Android-based applications, computer / PC we have installed Java program first is often called the Java JDK. The Java JDK installation package you can dowload HERE.

Installation steps are as follows:
  • Click 2 times on the installation file jdk-6-windows-i586.exe
  • It will show the License Agreement dialog box, select / click the Accept button
  • Next will appear Custom Setup dialog box (ignore it), click the Next button.
Installing Java JDK

  • It will show the JDK installation process.
JDK installation process

  • Once the JDK is installed, will appear again JRE installation options. Directly we just click Next.
  • It will show the JRE installation process.
JRE installation process
  •  Wait until the installation process is complete JRE Wizard Complete dialog box appears, click the Finish button.

After the Java JDK installation process is complete, then we'll do a little settings as follows :
Open Windows Explorer, then right click on Computer and select Properties.

Open Windows Explorer, then right click on Computer and select Properties

It will show the System window, and then click Advanced System Settings to display the System Properties dialog box. Next, click the Advanced tab, and then click the Environment Variables button.

It will show the Environment Variables dialog box. In the User variables section, click the New button
Environment Variables dialog box

It will show the New User Variable dialog box, fill in the Variable name: HOME and Variable value: C:\Program Files\Javajdk1.6.9;. then click the OK button.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create a New User variable again, fill in Vaiable name: PATH and Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\bin;. then click the OK button

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create a New User Variable again, fill in the Variable name: CLASSPATH and Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\lib\tools.jar;. then click the OK button

So now should have already formed three new Variable user Environment Variables

Furthermore, we will test the installation of the Java JDK. Open a Command Prompt Start - type cmd in the search box, and then type the following command:
  • java [ENTER]
  • javac [ENTER]
  • java -version [ENTER]
Installing Java JDK declared successful when performed as shown below
Installing Java JDK declared successful
2. Installing the Android SDK (Software Development Kit)
Android SDK is a tool API (Application Programming Interface) that is necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language.

Resource SDK for Android can be downloaded directly HERE.

To simplify the installation phase, you can copy the Android SDK folder to folder C:\Program Files on your computer as a place to hold the files Android SDK.

Android SDK folder location of the position we need to remember, because then when will link the Android SDK positions us as the Eclipse IDE coding applications which we will use later in making Android program.

3. Installing Eclipse
Next, we will install Eclipse as the IDE to create the Android program. Eclipse is an IDE for developing Java/Android that are free please download HERE.

To run Eclipse, you can do so by clicking 2 times eclipse.exe file located in the folder C:\Program Files\eclipse.

4. Installing ADT (Eclipse Plugins)
Next we will install ADT or better known as Eclipse plugins, plugins serves to make the eclipse is connected with the Android SDK, so that we can make Android program through Eclipse.

ADT is an extension of the Android Development Tools as a bridge between the Eclipse IDE with the Android SDK. After installation is complete we can do the installation Eclipse ADT to download the file HERE

First, run the program by clicking 2 times eclipse.exe file located at C:\Program Files\eclipse.

Then click the Help menu - Install New Software, it will show a dialog box to install. Next, click the Add button on the Work with, it will show a dialog box to install. Next, click the Add button on the Work with, it will show the Add Repository dialog box, click the Local button, then locate the folder ADT-21.1.0 located at C:\Program Files, if you have found will appear at the Location, then click OK button. Then click on the Developer Tools to give a check, and then click the Next button.
Installing ADT (Eclipse Plugins) Installing ADT (Eclipse Plugins)

It will show the installation details, continue by clicking the Next button

Furthermore, will appear Review Licenses dialog box, select the I Accept. then click the Finish button. After that there will be the installation process and restart Eclipse program to make changes after the installation process ADT.

After ADT has successfully installed, we will connect with the Android SDK Eclipse IDE. How, click on the menu Windows - Preferences and select Android in a window on the left and on the right part of the window do Browse SDK Location located at C:\Program Files\Android SDK, then click the Apply button, it will show Android 2.3.3 and Android 4.0.3 on the target name.
5. Make Emulator AVD
Furthermore, we will make the Android Virtual Device (AVD) is an emulator for running Android applications program that we created. The AVD will we make media test to run Android applications that we created, where AVD running in a Virtual Machine.

To make AVD can be done from the Eclipse IDE by clicking on the menu Windows - Android Virtual Device Managers, and then click the New button. Next, create a second emulator with the settings as in the picture

Next, create a second emulator with the settings as in the picture

Name of AVD only a name, you are allowed to make a name AVD with another name, but it is recommended in accordance with the target to enable us to know what is running AVD. Target AVD here means is that we make is on the platform of Android 2.3.3 and 4.0.3

In our tutorial, we will only make two emulator. So, when later we made a program with version 2.3.3, the emulator shown is AVD233 emulator, and vice versa, if a program that is based on Android 4.0.3 then emulaor used is AVD403


When first run will be loading the emulator is quite a long time. Therefore if the emulator has appeared not to shut down first, because the emulator will be loading from the beginning again.

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