Android Studio: Installation & Project Creation
The IDE is still in BETA mode though, but, once you have started using it, you'll most likely to never look back to Eclipse IDE for sure. The IDE is specific to Android development so, it has mature features for the development e.g. automated error detections & suggestions, intelliJ for tooltip helps and many more.....But, the most anticipated feature of this development studio is Drag & Drop UI/UX development feature which haven't seen previously especially with eclipse (unless you have good UI/UX plugin of-course).
Today, I shall be demonstrating you about the installation of this new IDE along with project creation. The installation is simple and many tutorials have already been set out for it. But, I will be addressing some of the installation issues as well.
Prerequisites:1) Knowledge about Java programming.
2) Knowledge about Android Application Development.
3) Install Java Development Kit (JDK).
4) Set up JAVA_HOME.
5) Install Android SDK.
Now, lets begin.
1) You need to download Android Studio latest version.
2) Then you need to install the Android Studio from its installer and launch the IDE.
3) You will see following screen when your IDE is launched:
4) Before you begin new project or import existing project you need to do some configurations in the IDE e.g. Android SDK setting, Gradle build setting, HTTP proxy settings etc. Click Configure button.
8) In the same "Settings" window we need to configure our Gradle build for building projects offline. By default the project compilation is being built online using Gradle build tool. But, in order to work it offline we need to configure our IDE for offline mode. Select "Gradle" option from the left pane and then check the "Offline work" checkbox in the right pane. You can also change the offline location for Gradle build as well if you want through "Service directory path" option and then click OK button. See the snippet below.
10) Now, you will see following screen and click next.
11) In next screen, you will have the list of predefined templates you can choose from to start developing android application or you can choose blank activity template as shown below, click next:
Thats about it!!