Android Development Tools: Learning About Draw 9-Patch

While I have been able to make Android say hello, I’ve been having trouble creating my first real Android application. I went back to the Android documentation, to see if I could learn something new. Each step forward is one step closer toward my goal. Today I learned about the Draw 9-Patch tool.

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Hello Android, I’m Photics!

I’m learning. I made my first Google Android application today! I went through the Google “Hello, Android” tutorial. It’s something of a tradition for computer programmers that are starting out. If parents are happy when their baby makes their first steps, novice developers like myself may experience a similiar feeling with the “Hello World” application. I’m one baby step closer to success! :)

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Registration Approved – Photics & The Android Market

REGISTRATION APPROVED — In the current economic climate, it might be hard to be approved for a car loan or a home loan. Fortunately, it wasn’t that hard to be approved for the Android Market! Here’s the message… “Your Registration to the Android Market is approved! You can now upload and publish software to the Android Market.”

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Developer Registration With The Android Market – Credit Card Cold Feet

A bit of a wet blanket on my Google Android Market endeavor is the $25.00 registration fee. But hey, I might make thousands of dollars here. I suppose I shouldn’t be too grumpy about that. I don’t mind spending the money. What I mind is the terms of service.

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A First Step… Installing the Google Android SDK

Ever do something new and then hear the voice of Sir Alec Guinness in your head? You know, Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi… “That’s Good! You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” We really do live in magical times. The power of technology is not something to be underestimated. I have a dream of creating my own applications for the Google Android operating system, and then selling those programs for lots and lots of money.

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