Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HOWTO : Building Android Developing Environment Make Easy

If you want to be an Android developer, you need to make your computer ready for the development. You are required to install Eclipse and Android SDK as well as ADT Plugin. The tutorial for the installation is at here. However, it is quite complicated and time killing.

Any other more easier way out there? Yes, there is and follow me.

First of all, you are required to register to MOTODEV. After the registation is completed, you can login to the site and go to "MOTODEV Studio" to download the "Full Installer". The current version at this writing is 1.3.

For 32-bit Linux
wget http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/motodevstudio/download/MOTODEV_Studio_for_Android_1_3_0_Linux-x86.bin/

For 64-bit Linux
wget http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/motodevstudio/download/MOTODEV_Studio_for_Android_1_3_0_Linux-x86_64.bin/

To install, just run one of the following command depends on your hardware.




Follow the instructions on the screen and your Android Development Environment is ready.

To update the Eclipse :
"Help" -- "Check for Updates"

To install SDK and/or Add-ons for Motorola's devices :
"MOTODEV" -- "Download components"

To set to update your developing enviromnent automatically :
"Window" -- "Preferences" -- "Install/Update" -- "Automatic Updates"

Why MOTODEV Studio?

1. Easy - One command to install all required components;

2. Code snippets - Frequently used parts of code as snippets and use them in any number of applications you want;

3. Database management tools - work with SQLite databases using a GUI interface without leaving IDE;

4. Localisation file editor - helps you manage strings to create localised applications;

5. Application creation wizards - quickly and easily to create essential Android classes, such as Content Provider, Service, Activity and Broadcast Receiver;

6. Automated SDK download - automatically download, install and configure the latest Android SDK;

7. Others - application signing, Android Market integration and a built-in emulator.

Sound good?!

That's all! See you.