Creating Android Project with "android" Command

This section describes how to create an Android application project without using the Eclipse IDE. The 'android' command can be used to create a project with all the source code and directory stubs for your project, as well as an Apache Ant build file.

After installed Android SDK (Software Development Kit), JDK (Java Development Kit), and Apache Ant, I think I am ready to develop my first Android application by following the tutorials given in the Android SDK package.

Based on the "Hello, World" tutorial provided in the Android tutorials, There are 2 ways to create an Android application development project:

Since I don't have Eclipse installed on my system at this moment, I will try to follow the "android" command example given in the Android SDK manual:

android create project \
   --package com.example.helloandroid \
   --activity HelloAndroid \
   --target <id> \
   --path <path-to-your-project>/HelloAndroid

If I understand correctly, the above command will:

Note that "--target <id>" allows us to specify which target Android platform this application is for. See the next tutorial on how to identify a target platform.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

Creating Android Project with "android" Command

 Listing Target Android Platforms

 "HelloAndroid" - First Android Project

 "" - First Android Java Code

 "ant debug" Command and Build Error

 Building the Debug Binary Package

 Installing the Debug Binary Package

 Running the Debug Binary Package

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB