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Resources to Get Started Category Skill Level Context Link
. 1 Eclipse IDE Setup Beginner You need what’s called an IDE to get started coding Android Apps. IDE is a fancy way of saying “the program you do the coding in”, this program helps you code by assisting you with error checking, code suggestions, etc. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
. 2 Eclipse IDE Setup Beginner Under Window > Preferences > Java > Code Style > Formatter – Import this XML document into Eclipse to automatically format your code to Android specifications. https://raw.github.com/android/platform_development/master/ide/eclipse/android-formatting.xml
. 3 Eclipse IDE Setup Beginner While more trivial, import this into Eclipse as well (just below at Organize Imports) to define the appropriate order of your Android app’s Imports. https://raw.github.com/android/platform_development/master/ide/eclipse/android.importorder
. 4 Eclipse IDE Setup Beginner Before you start pounding away code, ensure your development environment is the most efficient. I used this guide to setup Eclipse for fast development. http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/04/getting-the-best-out-of-eclipse-for-android-development/
. 5 Design Beginner Before creating any apps, go grab Google’s official Android icons, stencils, fonts, etc. You’re allowed to use these in your apps and you should because they’re free! http://developer.android.com/design/downloads/index.html
. 6 Java Introduction Beginner Android is based off Java, so it’s a good idea to learn the basics of Java before starting. http://mobile.tutsplus.com/tutorials/android/java-tutorial/
. 7 Android Introduction Beginner To get started for Android, I suggested reading Google’s own Introduction to Android development. It’s a great primer and should help you get your footing before branching out into more specific topics. http://developer.android.com/training/index.html
. 8 Android Introduction Beginner Take a look around for some of the free and useful Google services which will compliment your app development. I utilize many Webmaster, Startup and Mobile resources. https://developers.google.com/products/

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