Developing first Android app on Windows 8 : Step 0 – Intro

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.


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