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Now, this is actually some very cool stuff and if you have worked with Android apps, this will make your life extremely easy. Here's all that we need to do. Now I'm going to open up this sketch again. It's currently saved as 14_04. But if you just remember how this one works, it brings up a box of blue boxes that move around. If we want to save this is an Android application, we got just a couple of things we need to do. Probably the first one is we need to make sure that we have the Android SDK installed, and just go to developer.android.com/sdk and then you download this. This will give you the tools to be able to work with this.
But I'm going to go back to the Processing sketch now. All I need to do is go to the upper-right where it says Standard, click on that and I'm going to switch to Android. By the way, you'll see that there is Add Mode which implies that there will be other ways that Processing will be able to save its sketches for development and sharing. There are some exciting possibilities there. We'll have to wait and see what happens. But what I'm going to do now is click on Android and we actually get a visible change because it changes colors into a variation on Android green, and then when I maximize that, all I need to do now is I need to export it.
Now, unfortunately the one that we would really want is Export Signed Package, but if I click on that, you see that it says at the bottom in pink that the Exporting signed packages is not yet implemented. We hope that will come very soon as Processing 2.0 develops. What we can do however is come over here to File and come down to Export Android Project, and just click on that. I very quickly get a large bundle of files and folders that are all nested in our sketch folder. So I can back up just a little bit.
There is our sketch folder. And then we have this Android information as well. So it's all built right in there. There's the sketch itself. So, this will greatly facilitate your work in developing Android applications because you'll be able to take these ingredients and just with a little bit of extra combining, get them ready to create an Android application that you will be able to upload and sell on the Android market. And that's just one other way that you can take the work that you've created in Processing and share it with others all around you.
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