I was a little annoyed by the fact that the setup of a development environment and the creation of a simple app for the Android system was so spread out all over the place on Android’s developer website, so I decided to write up my own quick guide/tutorial/howto.
Don’t get me wrong, the developer website is great, I just wanted all the steps to installing the environment and creating an app in one place.
These instructions apply whether you’re using a Mac, PC, or Linux. All of the software below is cross-platform.
Please leave a comment if anything is unclear.
1) If you don’t already have it, download/install JDK.
2) Download and install Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (any package of Eclipse should be okay though; this particular one was the smallest download).