I could say, Eclipse is one of the best IDE that we could use in developing Android Application with direct output of an Android Application Package (.apk). One of the easiest way in developing using Hybrid Programming (Java and XML). We could also integrate directly the SDK and use system Image for emulation using Android Virtual Device Manager (AVD). It requires basic knowledge in programming, especially in Java and XML.
Indeed, mastering Eclipse for developing application will be fun.
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Step 1: Workspace Launcher
Step 2: Welcome Note
Step 3: Workspace
Click File > New > Android Application Project
Step 4: New Android Application Project
Step 5: Configure Project
Step 6: Configure Launcher Icon
Try to explore the changes :)
Step 7: Create Activity
Take note: The activity will depend on the API level you declared on configuring the project.
Possibly you will experience incompatibility regarding the target.
Step 8: New Android Application
I'll suggest at first, use the default name.
Step 9: Ready to Explore
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