Getting Started With Android Development

Getting started with Android development has never been easier. If you are developing on Windows, there are a few things that you will need to be aware of that may not be so obvious to a beginner. Installing Your Android Development Environment The best place to get started is on the Android Developers site. You need only download and unzip a single ZIP file to get started. The package includes almost everything you will need including Eclipse, the ADT plugin, Android SDK Tools, Android Platform Tools, the latest Android platform and system images for the included emulator. The only thing … Continue reading

Android Quick Tip: How to Take a Screenshot

Did You Know? With most smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later, you can take a screenshot by simply holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously for about 2 seconds. You’ll see a little animation to let you know the screenshot has been saved. You’ll find your saved screenshots located in /sdcard/pictures/screenshots. … Continue reading