Getting Started with Android Development | Treehouse Quick Tip

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It’s easy to start developing apps for Android. To get started, you’ll need to download a few tools. This video will show you how to get everything you’ll need.

The fastest way to get everything you’ll need is to download the Android bundle from the Treehouse website:

http://goo.gl/jFSg5

This file contains everything you need to get started developing with Eclipse. If you want to get everything separately (Java, Eclipse, and the Android SDK) you can follow along with the video and use the links below.

The first thing you need is Java:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Next get the Android SDK from the Android developers’ site:
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Now you’ll want to get Eclipse Classic:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

In Eclipse, you’ll first want to install the ADT Plugin. Finally, you’ll want to setup an Android emulator. Now you are ready to start coding with everything you need to start building apps!

Stay tuned for more Android Development Tips.

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Ben Jakuben

I'm a dad to a few, husband to one, son to two, brother to one, and friend to many. I spent nine years in software development before finding my dream job with Treehouse. Lately I've been focused on mobile development (primarily Android) as well as how to be a better father/husband/son/friend. Firmly committed to the belief that the world is evolving to a better place. Find me on Twitter @benjakuben.

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