Monday, May 7, 2012

Python for Android, Part 1

We are now in the stage where we will start our learning curve on Android, and first things first. We need to prepare our development platform.

My assumptions are the following:
So we begin by installing Java, in this case Open Java JDK. Please follow the next steps (taken from Ubuntu Community Documentation Java):
  1. On a terminal window add the following commands:
    sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre
    sudo apt-get install icedtea6-plugin
    sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

  2. Download and Install the Android Development Kit:
    Download the Android SDK Starter Package
    Instructions on Installing the SDK

  3. Untar, unzip, and install (this is the latest version to the date of this post):
    tar -xzvf android-sdk_r18-linux.tgz
    sudo mv android-sdk-linux/ /opt
    cd /opt
    sudo ln -s android /opt/android-sdk-linux
    sudo chown -R (your-user-id):(your-user-group-id) 

    NOTE I recommend to install in /opt (which is what I did), yet you can do it where ever you may want.

  4. Now execute the installer:
    cd tools

  5. Select Android 2.2 latest revision and the Android SDK download will begin!

This is it, now stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!

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