The ADT Bundle provides everything you need to start developing apps, including a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development. If you haven't already, go download the Android ADT Bundle. (If you downloaded the SDK Tools only, for use with an existing IDE, you should instead read Setting Up an Existing IDE.)
Install the SDK and Eclipse IDE
- Unpack the ZIP file
adt-bundle-<os_platform>.zip) and save it to an appropriate location, such as a "Development" directory in your home directory.
- Open the
adt-bundle-<os_platform>/eclipse/directory and launch eclipse.
That's it! The IDE is already loaded with the Android Developer Tools plugin and the SDK is ready to go. To start developing, read Building Your First App.
Caution: Do not move any of the files or directories
adt-bundle-<os_platform> directory. If you move the
sdk directory, ADT will not be able to locate the SDK and you'll
need to manually update the ADT preferences.
As you continue developing apps, you may need to install additional versions of Android for the emulator and other packages such as the library for Google Play In-app Billing. To install more packages, use the SDK Manager.
Everything you need to develop Android apps is on this web site, including design guidelines, developer training, API reference, and information about how you can distribute your app. For additional resources about developing and distributing your app, see the Developer Support Resources.