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Offline JTG

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Building apps?
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:44:18 AM »
Hi,

Iím considering buying a Nexus 7, and posted a few general questions in the General Discussion forum.  Iím a retired software engineer and now Iím thinking that it might be fun to make a couple of apps for the Nexus.  Some questions first:

1)   I see that there is a SDK available.  Is it free?

2)   What language are Android apps written in?

3)   Do I need to root my Nexus in order to download/run my custom app?

4)   Does the SDK have a built in development environment (editor, compiler/linker, debugger, etc.)?

5)   Is debugging done before downloading using a simulator or on the device itself?

Thanks,

Jack



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Re: Building apps?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 10:15:19 AM »
Welcome Jack,

1) yes, &  yes.  Read the forum guide to rooting, and it links you to a site with the sdk, iirc.

2) java

3) idts

4) yes

5) I haven't used it yet.

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« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 10:18:33 AM by birdastrompgman »
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Re: Building apps?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 10:59:34 AM »
Thanks bird. I agree with your responses. I have only dabbled in the SDK and building apps with eclipse.  There is a ton of info over on the aosp site.  I have been Augusto in building a couple basic apps, although I have no formal technical training with java, Linux, or any other programming language. I am purely self taught. I can read HTML, and design web sites, but that was about fifteen years ago when I was savvy. Anyway there are a couple things too add.  In response to question 3, you xiii not have to be rooted, only allow installation of apps from non aprooved sources. Go to settings>security>unknown sources. In response to question 5, yes. B there is thorough debugging in the SDK. You can even create a simulated device.

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Re: Building apps?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 01:48:41 PM »
I would love to learn how to do this but don't know where to start. Learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone is hard enough.

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Re: Building apps?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 06:21:44 PM »
Thanks everyone for your thoughts.   Jack

 


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