Develop Android applications with Eclipse

Set it as desired. Congratulations! The Eclipse environment is ready for creating Android applications. Chapter 5. Creating the Android ….

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Develop Android applications with Eclipse
Get started with Google\’s Android Development Tools Eclipse plug-in
This tutorial is organized in the following sections:
Android basics and required tools
The Android software developer kit
Building and debugging the SaySomething Android application
Creating the content provider and Google Maps application
Section 2. Introduction to Android
Android terminology
Open Handset Alliance
Android
Emulator
Linux
Dalvik Virtual Machine
Android basics and required tools
Linux kernel-based operating system
Java programming environment
Tool chain, including compiler, resource compiler, debugger, and emulator
Dalvik VM for running applications
Why is Android important?
The intent
The IntentFilter
Listing 1. Android application responding to incoming SMS
Section 3. Android applications A quick survey
Activity
Services and receivers
Listing 2. Receiver code
Data management with ContentProvider
LinearVertical
LinearHorizontal
Relative
Views
Table
View elements consist of familiar UI elements, including:
Button
ImageButton
EditText
TextView (similar to a label)
CheckBox
Radio Button
Gallery and ImageSwitcher for displaying multiple images
List
Grid
DatePicker
TimePicker
Spinner (similar to a combo box)
AutoComplete (EditText with auto text-complete feature)
Listing 3. Simple LinearVertical layout
Section 4. Android Software Developer Kit
Obtaining and installing Eclipse
Obtaining and installing the Android SDK
Obtaining and installing the Eclipse plug-in
Configuring the Eclipse plug-in
Section 5. Building the SaySomething Android application
The Package Explorer
The primary activity of the application
Resources for the application
Fill Parent
Wrap Content
R.java
Listing 6. R.java file
Building applications
AndroidManifest.xml
Running the application
Debugging the application
Figure 10. Sample application deployed on the Emulator
Figure 11. Running process list
Section 6. Building the content provider and Google Maps example
Content provider and Google Maps
Figure 12. Emulator with entries in contact application
Listing 6. First snippet of second application
Figure 13. Application in action

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