Published on March 4th, 2009 | by Babar Bhatti0
Android Developer Tutorial
Dr Dobb’s Journal has a good article about development on Android. The article is aimed at programmers with little or no mobile development experience. It starts with the registration for Android Developer Program and walks you through setting up the development environment, working with the emulator, and basic development and mentions the tools that make your life easy while doing development for Android. The conclusion:
Android represents an attempt to satisfy both the extreme-tech and the non-tech audiences. I suspect that for the time being, Android will serve code-hungry developers for a while but will struggle to gain significant marketshare in the segment that Apple’s iPhone is serving so effectively. But as a result of the open conversations and open platform, faster innovation is more likely on Android compared to any other modern day mobile OS. How this will translate into commercial ventures is still murky, but from a pure development standpoint, I can’t recall when I had this much fun (coupled with a few brief bouts of frustration) writing applications for a mobile device.