Install Android SDK, Eclipse, and Emulator (AVDs)

  次阅读 作者:智能小宝 来源:互联网 2016-01-14 15:21 我要评论(0)

Android is a large and fast-growing segment of the mobile phone market. With potentially

350,000 users activating a new Android phone every day and multiple Android App Stores popping up (Google’s Android Market was recently revamped, and

now other markets are coming online, like

Amazon’s Android App Store), now is a great time to jump into Android development.

This walk-through will get you started installing the Android Software Development Kit (Android SDK), installing and configuring the Eclipse IDE for Android development, and choosing and installing Android Virtual Devices (AVDs) to emulate the

Android environment right on your local computer. After following these steps, you will be ready to create your first Android application!

1. Download the Android Software Development Kit (SDK)

The very first step is to download the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) that will let you emulate Android on your local computer. It is not too large (only ~30MB, compared to the monolithic XCode/iPhone SDK, which is almost 4GB!).

From the

Android SDK Download Page, make sure to choose the version that is correct for your operating system.

After your Android SDK download is complete, unzip and move the new folder to a permanent location (*not* your downloads directory). I use a folder in my home directory (~/Android/android-sdk-mac_x86/) but you can move it anywhere you would like.

There is no wrong location. Wherever you choose will hereby known as $ANDROID for future reference.

2. Download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers

When I develop for Android, I choose to use Eclipse as my Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Eclipse can be suitably adapted for Android development since you can get plugins to help with creating your Android project, launching your Android

emulator, and preparing your Android application for the Android Market. It is not an ideal IDE, but the pros outweigh the cons for Android Development.

From the

Eclipse Downloads Page, choose the “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. Make sure you are getting the correct version for your operating system. Eclipse is fairly large (~100MB) but still a lot smaller than the 4GB XCode for the iPhone!

After your Eclipse IDE download is complete, unzip and move to a permanent folder. I use the applications directory in my home folder (~/Applications/).

For OSX users: we will want to have access to from within our Applications folder. To do this:

Make an alias of the file (CTRL-Click then “Make Alias”)

Move the alias into root applications folder (/Applications/) so that it shows up next to your other applications

Now you can use Eclipse just like any other application, including adding it to your dock. I do this with all of programs that I download that do not have installers (i.e., they are just .app files). This may not be a necessary step (I am fairly

new to OSX), so please let me know if there is a better way!

3. Install the Android Development Tools (ADT) plugin for Eclipse

Next, we will use Eclipse to install the Android Development Tools (ADT) using Eclipse’s built-in plug-in system. From within Eclipse:

Choose “Help” > “Install New Software….”

Click the “Add…” button and create a new entry:


  • 韩春雨称已能重复实验结果 近期将有消息公布

    韩春雨称已能重复实验结果 近期将有消息公布

  • 无人驾驶汽车如何改变城市生活?听听他们怎么说


  • 未来两年人工智能要怎么走?看这篇就够了


  • 英国研发“杀生”机器人 通过生命体获取能量

    英国研发“杀生”机器人 通过生命体获取能量



霍金 视觉中国 图 英国著名物理学家霍金(Stephen Hawking)再次就人工智能(AI)发声,他认为:对于人类来说,强大AI的出现可能是最美妙的...

文|郑娟娟 今年,人工智能(AI) 60岁了。在AI60岁的时候,笔者想要介绍一下AI100,一个刚刚2岁的研究项目,但它的预设寿命是100年,甚至更长...

AlphaGo与李世石的人机大战,为大众迅速普及了人工智能的概念。 但对谷歌而言,除了下围棋,现在的人工智能进展到哪一步了?未来,人工智能...