The Android SDK is a software development kit which provides API libraries and necessary developer tools necessary for building Android application’s. Android SDK is officially provided by android developers.
This article will help you for quickly configuring ADT (Android Developer Tools) Bundle for developing apps on your Linux system. ADT has all the essential SDK components with Eclipse IDE for your Android app development.
ADT Bundle includes all the things we required to start application development. It including followings –
- Eclipse + ADT plugin
- Android SDK Tools
- Android Platform-tools
- The latest Android platform
- The latest Android system image for the emulator
Step 1: Install Java
Java is the primary requirement for installing Android SDK (ADT). If you don’t have java install use below commands else you may skip it.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer $ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default
Step 2: Download ADT (Android Developer Tools)
We can download latest ADT version from official android developer website. Also we can use the following commands to download ADT 22.6.2 version
$ cd ~/Downloads/ $ wget http://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-linux-x86-20140321.zip
$ cd ~/Downloads/ $ wget http://dl.google.com/android/adt/22.6.2/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20140321.zip
After downloading ADT tools, extract it to your desired place in system. Keep remember to not to move any files to other location from extracted source.
$ unzip adt-bundle-linux*.zip
Step 3: Start ADT (Android Developer Tools)
In the extracted files, you will get two directories (eclipse and sdk). Navigate to eclipse directory and double-click on eclipse file to start Eclipse IDE as pr below screenshot.
Now select the workspace where you want to save you projects files in system. You may also check the check box for automatically loading this workspace on next time load without prompting.
Now you can start building the awesome android apps, If you are new in Android development, you can start from here.
Step 4: Install or Update Required Packages
While working with Android SDK, You may need to install more additional packages or libraries required for your application. ADT provides Android SDK Manager utility to do this. To start SDK Manager – Click Android SDK Manager under Windows menu. It will open a window like below, here you can select the required packages and install or upgrade them as per your need.