Sunday, 4 April 2010

Getting familiar with Android

I've just started playing with the Android platform, getting going by writing a very simple timer application - the kind thats useful when you are exercising, for example when you want to hold the plank for 60 seconds. Why Android? Well, its all so familiar - Eclipse development environment, Java language,  and zero entry cost. I don't have an Android phone itself yet, so I'm just running on the emulator that comes with the SDK.

It only took an hour or so to put together the application, after working through the hello world tutorial.