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Android FAQs

Android FAQs



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FAQsfile:///C|/android-sdk-windows-1.0_r1/docs/kb/index.html[09/10/2008 20:42:06]
Copyright 2007Google Inc.Build 110632-110632 - 22 Sep 2008 13:34Answers to common questions can be found in the following topic areas:
Overview questions about developing apps on Android
Frequently performed tasks in developing Android applications
Answers to troubleshooting common problems
Common topics around licensing and Android Open Source
Common questions about the Android Application Framework
Answers to common security questions
Android FAQs
General Androidfile:///C|/android-sdk-windows-1.0_r1/docs/kb/general.html[09/10/2008 20:42:10]
. Am I eligible for the Android Developers Challenge?Android applications are written using the Java programming language.Android only supports applications written using the Java programming language at this time.No. There is currently only an Android SDK for the Windows, Mac OS X(intel), and Linux(i386) platforms. The SDK includes asoftware emulator on which you can test Android applications.Please see:http://code.google.com/android/adc.htmlandhttp://code.google.com/android/adc_faq.htmlfor more details aboutthe Android Developers Challenge.
General Android
What languages does Android support?Can I write code for Android using C/C++?Will Android run on <
insert phone here 
>?I live in
insert country here 
. Am I eligible for the Android Developers Challenge?
 Android Howtofile:///C|/android-sdk-windows-1.0_r1/docs/kb/commontasks.html[09/10/2008 20:42:12]
Creating an Android Application using the Eclipse pluginCreating an Android Application without the Eclipse pluginAdding an External Library (.jar) using EclipseImplementing Activity callbacks(Android calls your activity at various key moments in its life cycle. You must know howto handle each of these to draw your screen, initialize class members, and acquire data.)Opening a new screenListening for button clicksConfiguring general window propertiesReferring to localhost from the emulated environmentStoring and retrieving stateStoring and retrieving preferencesStoring and retrieving larger or more complex persistent data (files and data)Playing audio, video, still, or other media filesListening for and broadcasting global messages and setting alarmsDisplaying alertsDisplaying a progress barAdding items to the screen menuDisplay a web pageBinding to dataCapture images from the phone cameraHandling expensive operations in the UI threadSelecting, highlighting, or styling portions of textUtilizing attributes in a Map queryList of files for an Android applicationPrint messages to a log fileThe ApiDemos sample application includes many, many examples of common tasks and UI features. See the code insidesamples/ApiDemos and the other sample applications under the samples/ folder in the SDK.Using the Android Eclipse plugin is the fastest and easiest way to start creating a new Android application. The pluginautomatically generates the correct project structure for your application, and keeps the resources compiled for youautomatically.It is still a good idea to know what is going on though. Take a look atOverview of an Android Application to understand the basics of how an Android application works.It is also recommended that you take a look at the ApiDemos application and the other sample applications in the samples/ folder in the SDK.Finally, a great way to started with Android development in Eclipse is to follow both theHello AndroidandNotepad code tutorials. In particular, the start of the Hello Android tutorial is an excellent introduction to creating a new Android application inEclipse.This topic describes the manual steps in creating an Android application. Before reading this, you should readOverview of an
Common Tasks and How To Do Them in Android
Creating an Android Application using the Eclipse PluginCreating an Android Application without the Eclipse Plugin

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