Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the Eclipse project, part of Building a Note-Taking App for Android (2013).
So, let's get started building the application from scratch.…If you still have the plain old Notes project open in Eclipse, you can remove it…from the Package Explorer, by right-clicking on the project, and…choosing Delete. If you don't select the option to delete…the project contents on disk, the actual project will still be there in the…background, but it just won't be shown in eclipse.…So, I'll click OK and I'm starting from a blank slate.…Now, I'll create my starting project. I'll go to the menu and choose File > New…> Android Application Project. The application name can be anything you…want. I'll create my application name as Plain…Ol' Notes. The application name can contain spaces…and special characters as needed. The project name however, shouldn't have…any spaces or special characters. And it must be unique within your Eclipse…workspace. I'll create this project as starting…project. The package name must be globally unique.…
To guarantee that, you should start the package name with your domain in reverse…
Like its companions, this course will take you through building a complete mobile app from scratch; but this installment uses the Android SDK and Java to get the job done. Author David Gassner shows you how to install the SDK and the Android Developer Toolkit, create a project, save data on a device, build and control screen layouts, and create action bars and icons that control navigation.
These three related courses will use the same assets to develop the same app. (See Building a Note-Taking App for iOS and Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store for more information.) Compare and contrast the different steps and discover the similarities and differences!
- Previewing the note-taking app
- Creating virtual devices for testing
- Unique concepts in Android
- Creating the Eclipse project
- Using local data storage
- Adding and retrieving data with the Shared Preferences API
- Creating screen designs
- Creating and editing notes
- Supporting older versions of Android with ActionBarSherlock