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Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Mac1:32 with Ben Jakuben
Let's take a look at how to install Android Studio on a Mac! Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android development, and it includes the Android SDK that we need.
If you have any trouble getting your environment setup and running, look or ask for help on our Treehouse Forum.
- Android Studio for Mac (565 MB, includes the 4.4.2 SDK and AVD image)
- Windows: Proceed to the next video.
- Linux: Skip past the Windows video.
If you go beyond these lessons and try the beta of Android L, you might need JDK 7 for your Mac: Android Studio needs JDK 7 for Android-L mac. You must first install Android Studio with JDK 6, though!
- Install Android Studio (with JDK 6, which is the default)
- Install JDK 7
- Update Java settings in Android Studio
The first thing you need to do is download the tools using the appropriate link on
this video page.
Go ahead and pause me while it downloads.
Real quick before we do anything,
you might be wondering where you could get these tools from on your own.
Well, there is an Android developer site at developer.android.com and it has all
sorts of great information about designing and developing Android apps.
We will visit this site over and
over again throughout this project and the rest of the courses here at Treehouse.
But if you come here and click on Develop up at the top, and then on Tools here in
the second menu, you get to the Tools page for Android Development.
The section on the left is for Eclipse, but again, we aren't using Eclipse.
We are going with Android Studio, which is over here on the right.
That's the newer tool that is the future of Android development.
But again, I recommend getting the bundle from the link below this
video page because that will make sure that your tools are directly in
sync with what we're using in these videos.
Okay, so once you download it, double click on the dmg file.
And installing for a Mac is really easy.
Just drag Android Studio into the Applications shortcut.
Once the file copies over, we can use this handy shortcut to get in there, and
then you want to open Android studio.app.
Now you may get prompted for a security warning the first time you run it.
I'm not because I've already installed Android Studio.
And then once it starts up we come to this Welcome screen and
from here we'll be able to create a new project.
Now we'll do that in just a moment after a short break, but
one more thing before we go.
If you have any trouble with this process, downloading or
installing, please head over to the Treehouse Forum.
Ask a question or search for help, and we'll make sure that you get started.
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