Thursday, September 2, 2010

Google Conference - Kampala

Google closes its GUganda conference today. Great presentations they made, with great insights in their technologies. I will definitely attend all future events in my area.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Setting up Eclipse for Android development with a slow internet connection

1. Download the Android SDK onto your disk or local drive.2. The rest of the SDK components will not be installed using the SDK Manager, simply point your browser to: . Quickly find the android platform that you want to download by pressing Ctrl+F ( In FireFox), we want to find the latest Android platform 2.2 so we typed in: 2.2
Other available platforms: 2.1, 1.6 and 1.5 . Highlight the part: android-2.2_r02-windows/linux/ and copy it to the end of the url above. Download the zipped document, unzip the contents to the "Platforms" folder in your Android SDK directory. This step will allow you to set the build target for your android applications.
3. Follow the rest of the instructions i.e steps 1,2 and 3 on . The above instructions cater for step 4 on .
4. All the best !

Eclipse Helios is unstable with Android

When I tried to run my first application on eclipse helios, I realised that helios does not actually output anything. I would imagine that helios is still under development by eclipse, therefore, new android developers should stick to eclipse ganymede and galileo, they are more stable !