Setup Development Tools for Android

Software needed

  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (at least Eclipse 4.2  – Juno) – link
  • Android ADT Plugin
  • Android SDK
  • Android NDK

Eclipse and ADT

  1. Decompress Eclipse inside your user folder
  2. Start Eclipse with a default workplace
  3. Click on Help -> Install New Software
  4. Click on Add
  5. Enter ADT Plugin as the Repository Name
  6. In Location enter https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ 
  7. Click Ok
  8. Select Developer Tools and NDK Plugins
  9. Click Next and follow the installation instructions.
Proceed restarting the Eclipse if you are prompt to do so.

Installing ADT

When starting Eclipse again, you will see a dialog with a Welcome message. If you don’t have the latest Android SDK, install it.

Once you have installed and set up the IDE, you are ready to start developing Android apps. It’s recommended to install more SDKs from the Android SDK Manager. For Example, Android 4.1 (the latest version is 4.2) and Android 2.3.