Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Installing ADT (Android Development Tools) on Eclipse IDE

Before we talk about ADT (Android Development Tools), we will talk about "What is Android?" first? When you serach definition about Android in wikipedia, you will get the great simple definition of Android like this (LOL):
Android is Google's operating system for mobile devices. It is a competitor to Apple's iOS for the iPhone.

Wow, there a statement "competitor to Apple's iOS for the iPhone". When we define that something is competitor from the other, in our mind should have a knowing about similarity between them. Yeah...there are similarity about UI (User Interface) used by them. Maybe this only my perspective :P.

Okay, let start to install ADT for your favorite IDE

  1. The first step you must download the latest version of Eclipse IDE from it's webpage, in this case http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

  2. Download ADT from here http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html

After eclipse IDE installed successfully, please following these steps:

1. In your Eclipse IDE menu bar click Help => Install New Software...

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