Requirements To Develop Android Applications
3. What is Android Application
An Android application is an software application developed
to run on Android platform. Android applications can be
made available by developers on their websites but most
of them upload and publish there applications to Google
Play Store which was earlier known as Android Market.
Some of the applications are available for free download
and some are paid applications and for paid application
revenues are shared between Google and the developer.
to develop Android Applications using Xamarin
Xamarin (Earlier known as MonoDroid)
In 2013 company named Xamarin anounced Xamarin Studio
which allows you to build android applications using C#.
It can also work as an add-on of Visual Studio 2010 which
allows developers to used Visual Studio to develop applications.
You need to install following to start Android application
- Windows 7 or above with Visual Studio 2010 or above
- Java SDK: This can be downloaded from Oracle Website.
It is recommended that Java SDK is installed in C:\Program
Files\Java. This is the default location and you IDE
will check this location to see if it is installed.
- Android SDK : It contains all API libraries, tools
and framework to develop, debug and test android applications.
It can be downloaded from developer.android.com
After installation Run the SDK manager from the start
menu and select following and install:
- Android SDK Tools
- Android SDK Platform-tools
- Android SDK Build-tools