Android Application Development

Development of Android application

Tool.1 Android Studio  

Android Studio is a new Android development tool based on IntelliJ IDEA. It is most similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin (SDK manager), it provides Android developer tools for development and debugging.

Installing Android Studio

  1. Download the Android Studio package (Click here to download)
  2. Install Android Studio and the SDK tools
  3. Launch the downloaded EXE file,android-studio-bundle-<version>.exe
  4. Follow the setup wizard to install Android Studio.

Caution: Some computers may encounter the problem that the installer may not find where java is installed in your PC . in case of this problem. you need to make “environment Variable” location and here is how to indicate the location

Select Start menu > Computer > System Properties > Advanced System Properties. Then open Advanced tab > Environment Variables and add a new system variable JAVA_HOME that points to your JDK folder,





Environment Variables and add a new system variable thatJAVA_HOME points to your JDK folder,

for example.C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21

Tool.2. Eclipse

ADT Bundle for Eclipse.

The important thing is Android Studio is an early access preview tool. Several features are or not yet implemented and it may give bugs and errors. My opinion is why should we go for an incomplete development tool? Let’s wait for the complete version of the android studio, so you can download the  ADT Bundle for Eclipse.


The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Click here to download the ADT Bundle for Eclipse.

Install the SDK, ADT Bundle and Eclipse IDE
  1. Unpack the ZIP file (named adt-bundle-<os_platform>.zip) and save it to any location
  2. Open the adt-bundle-<os_platform>/eclipse/ directory and launch eclipse

From Eclipse you can start developing your application. For both layout and java code refer StackOverflow public forum. It will be very useful while developing an application.

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