Android Application Design/Dev Basics : 1

Do check out Android UI guidelines and their notion of Applications, Activities & Tasks

Do read Hello World as well

Install Eclipse IDE, Android SDK Plugin for Eclipse

Here are some rough notes:

Android Dev

Android Dev

  • All images should be placed under Res > Drawable.
  • If multiple devices and resolutions are targetted, images should be placed in the corresponding hi/low/med dpi folders.
  • Layout is specified under Res > Layout
  • Manifest is an important config file that should not be renamed.

  • Application tag is used to specify that this is an application and not a service.
  • App name is set here
  • “Android: Icon” sends pointer to the the app icon, which should be placed in the Drawables under Resources
  • Pre-defined category “launcher” is used to launch the app when the app icon gets clicked.
  • Layouts may contain views and sub views.
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