Wanted to try setting up a development environment on my Windows 8 desktop, where I could create a basic Android app, compile it and run it on my Nexus 7 tablet.
Step 1 – Installing Android Developer Tools
Covers the setting up of the development environment, an Ubuntu Linux virtual machine running within VMware Player. Plus the downloading of Android Development Tools.
Step 2 – Enable developer mode on physical Android device
Enabling developer mode on Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.2 so that the newly compiled app can be transferred to it and be run there.
Step 3 – Hello World
Using the eclipse tool to create an “empty” Android app which merely outputs “Hello World!”. Copy it to the Nexus 7 via USB and run it there.
Step 4 – Command line (later!)
Repeat step 3 without using the eclipse tool. Just use command line.