I'm so annoyed by this I'm this close to packing in the whole idea of doing any Android development. I don't think I've been this frustrated by something that should be so simple in the last 5 years.
I cannot install the SDK.
I've been to the official site: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
but tbh its not clear. At all.
Which do I install first, and from where? There are several steps but I'm even stumped on Step 0 (zero, lol). You're supposed to have Eclipse, right? Well I installed it (the recommended Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers) and JDK 6 but I can't even add ADT because Eclipse wont start.
It tells me it needs some java component that isn't in folder x. Well there IS NO folder x in the Eclipse directory.
I installed a different version of Eclipse (Eclipse IDE for Java Developers) which seemed ok. I was able to add ADT.
Now here is one of the problems. In the guide adding ADT is in step 0, but then when you go back its step 2 - AFTER installing the SDK starter package. So I thought this might be ok.
I then went to the Hello World tutorial and after entering "android create avd --target 2 --name my_avd" at the cmd prompt (whilst in the tools directory) I get another Java error.
ffs, do they actually want
people developing for this? On top of the install documentation being confusing, having to DL and install several different applications without much guide as to where to install them (Program Files? who knows?) I finally get it working (or so it seems) and then bang its messed up before I've even started.
What makes it triply frustrating is that just before this machine got a new HD and OS I had managed to get it working straight away. Now the instructions seem a little different and its ruining my experience of Android development before I've started. I've been at this for hours.
All I need is a simple and straightforward guide to installing the Dev Kit. Can anyone help?