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Making Android apps using the Android SDK is not as hard as it could be!?

I am actually going to explain some of what it takes to develop an app for Android via the Android SDK.

Firstly, I think you need to understand something important about the Android SDK, and that is that the Android SDK is not a program itself. Nope, it’s not a program, but rather a add-on to a program called Eclipse. So yea, whenever you hear some developer say that they are using the Android SDK they are most of the time(well, all the time for the most part) saying that they are using Eclipse.

What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE) comprising a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. It is written mostly in Java. It can be used to develop applications in Java and, by means of various plug-ins, other programming languages including Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Fortran, Haskell, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails framework), Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Scheme, and Erlang. It can also be used to develop packages for the software Mathematica. Development environments include the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) for Java and Scala, Eclipse CDT for C/C++ and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others.

To put it simply, Eclipse is one of the best programs to use if you wanna make an app like a game, soundboard, etc.

Ok, so how do I get this Android SDK again?

First make sure you install Eclipse; which can be found here(I use Indigo personally, but what you use is up to you. Then go here to download the Android SDK(You can click the download Android SDK button to download the easy to install version in the ADT bundle or you can scroll down and click the USE AN EXISTING IDE thing to manually install the Android SDK by itself.

Ok, but how does this help me even get into developing?

Getting to that; to develop you need to simply know that you use a mixture of Java and Android code, And Eclipse will help you out a bit with the coding.

Believe it or not I actually make Android apps. You can check them out here or even here.

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