I was trying to get started with developing on Android and came across a page ( http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/write-google-android-application
) that seemed to be helpful. It advised the following requirements:
Eclipse - I ended up downloading Indigo version
JDK - I downloaded v.7
Android SDK - I seem to have downloaded nearly everything!
Once you have downloaded all these, you need to configure Eclipse for Android. It tells you how to do this by pointing to a library - https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse
- but I keep on getting errors regarding missing dependencies and try as I might via various hints and tips on the web, I still end up with:
Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software currently installed: Shared profile 126.96.36.1998118925849 (SharedProfile_epp.package.java 188.8.131.528118925849)
Missing requirement: Shared profile 184.108.40.2068118925849 (SharedProfile_epp.package.java 220.127.116.118118925849) requires 'org.maven.ide.eclipse [18.104.22.16810607-2117]' but it could not be found
I've messed around with Maven libraries - but they they complain about a Zest bundle - so, you include Zest and it moans about GEF. You include GEF and it then moans about maven!
I feel I'm rather going round in circles with no knowledge of what I am doing.
So, whilst this question could be about the technicalities of the above, the first thing I would like answered is:
What is the best way to get started in order to be able to write Android Apps - and THEN if the answer is Eclipse/JDK/Android SDK - please can someone tell me how to make them all work together.
Please assume I have absolutely no knowledge of any of the above. I don't even know Java - but I assume all of it must be fairly straightforward once you have some for of IDE and required packages etc.