Monthly Archives: March 2010

Setting Up An Android Virtual Machine on Ubuntu

This tutorial will help you set up an Ubuntu Android Virtual Machine.
1) Download the Android SDK for Linux.  Currently, only i386 is available.
2) Extract the downloaded SDK to a folder.  I like to place my binaries in ~/bin  Here is an example:
tar xzf android-sdk_r05-linux_86.tgz
cd android-sdk-linux-86

3) If you have a 64-bit Ubuntu instance, install Java...
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Getting Ant to Work with Android

This tutorial will help you create a custom Ant build script which can be used to build an Android application.  I was very interested in taking an existing Java application and porting it to Android.  I searched the entire interweb and couldn't find much documentation on the subject.  The example build scripts from the Android...
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Why Most Touchscreens Miss the Point

This is an interesting article that summarizes the fact that all touchscreens are not created equal; they require a delicate balance of mechanical software design. It is mainly FYI and will serve some “general knowledge” utility for us.

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