Own Android development with Eclipse

If you love to creativity and want to start Android development with your own skills than this post welcomes you. Start Android development with some necessary tools:

Download and Install the Android SDK:

a. Download Android SDK from Here ! 
b. Install the downloaded SDK
c. Go to the directory where you installed the SDK and open SDK Manager to open Android SDK and AVD Manager.
d. In AVD manager under Available Packages you can see different versions of SDK's.
e. Now select SDK Platform tools and one of the SDK version and click on install.

Developing for Android with Eclipse

Download Eclipse for Android development:

Eclipse is recommended IDE which give you best support for Android app development.
You can download Eclipse IDE from Here !

Install Android Development Tool-kit (ADT):

1. Open Eclipse software and under Help > Install New Software.
2. Click on Add button and in Name and in Location give the link https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ and proceed for next steps.

Android development with Eclipse

Create Sample Android Project With Eclipse:

1. In Eclipse IDE go to File > Android Project.
2. Give Project Name, Select Build Target, Application Name, Package Name, Activity Name, Min SDK version and click on Finish.

 start android with eclipse

After finished you can see files created in the project explorer.

eclipse project explorer for android development

Create New Android Virtual Device (AVD):

The AVD is an emulator, provides you android hardware and software environment to test application.
1. In Eclipse open SDK Manager under Windows > Android SDK and AVD Manager.

 Developing Android with Eclipse

 Click on New from the right side.

Android develpoment with Eclipse 2

 Give Name, Select Target, give SD Card size and click on Create AVD.

Android develpoment with Eclipse 3

Now new AVD is created with the specification as you provided and Close the Android SDK and AVD Manager

Run your own Android Project:

Once you successfully created AVD you are ready to test your Android application.

Run Android with Eclipse
1. Right Click on the project in Package Explore than click on Run As > Android Application.
2. Now you can see an AVD is opened and booting up.(It will take some time to launch AVD for the first use)
3. Once the AVD started you can see the output display on the AVD screen.

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Himanshu is a young engineer living in India. Currently working at Cognizant as a Senior Engineer. He is an ethical hacker & blogger too, doing lots of crazy stuff... If you seem interesting, go through his portfolio: www.himstar.info : "Open Source. Millions of open minds can't be wrong!

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