Android supports java, c++, c# etc. language to develop android applications. Java is the officially supported language for android. All the android examples of this site is developed using Java language and Eclipse IDE.
Here, we are going to tell you, the required softwares to develop android applications using Eclipse IDE.
There are two ways to install android.
- By ADT Bundle
- By Setup Eclipse Manually
1) By ADT Bundle
It is the simplest technique to install required softwares for android application. It includes:
- Eclipse IDE
- Android SDK
- Eclipse Plugin
Click me to download android adt bundle
If you download the ADT from android site, you don't need to have eclipse IDE, android SDK and eclipse Plugin because it is already included in adt bundle.
If you have downloaded the ADT bundle, unjar it, go to eclipse IDE and start the eclipse by clicking on the eclipse icon. You don't need to do any extra steps here.
If eclipse is not started, paste the JRE directory inside the eclipse directory.