My project started with an idea. What if I could sell my book through the Android Market? What if millions of people all over the world wanted to read my stories from their mobile phone? My imagination was filled with visions of victory. It was an awesome dream… and it’s starting to come true.
Normally, I’m skeptical person. But when I see something awesome, I become a huge optimist. When I started my project, I believed that Android was something great. Yet, why did I trust Google so quickly? Would Android enable me “to easily create great mobile applications” …as stated on the official android.com website?
Yes, it’s true!
Today, I broke through a major barrier. I’m starting to figure out how Android and Eclipse works. Considering that I’m more of publisher than a developer, I was surprised to see my application running on the Android Emulator.
This whole tree thing confused me at first.
Eclipse is great software. It highlighted my errors and it often offered useful suggestions. I got stuck at least twice. In both of those times, I simply did a Google search with the error text in quotes. It seems that every problem that I had with Eclipse, someone had it before me. All I needed to do was stay determined and do some reading. It was a good feeling to press that “run” button without seeing an error…
adb is running normally.
Automatic Target Mode: launching new emulator.
Launching a new emulator.
New emulator found: emulator-5554
Waiting for HOME ('android.process.acore') to be launched...
HOME is up on device 'emulator-5554'
Uploading Photics-Revisions.apk onto device 'emulator-5554'
As I reviewed the log file, one word stood out from the rest – SUCCESS!