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Im looking to become a google Android App developer any recommended software (mac or linux only please).

asked Jun 30 '10 at 19:12

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This site will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about Android development.

answered Jun 30 '10 at 19:13

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Some of the best documentation on the android platform is available here on the Android Developers website. It will also help if you have prior knowledge of java though it isn't necessary.

For IDEs Google uses a modified version of Eclipse that has all of the tools necessary to develop in one package. It is cross-platform and is commonly used. It is available here. However, If you already have a preferred IDE or wish to do all your development from the command line, you can grab just the basic SDK files from that same link.

To distribute on the Google Play Store (more info here) you'll need a Developer account with Google, which will cost you $25.

From one developer to another, Good Luck.

answered Jan 09 '13 at 17:53

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edited Jan 09 '13 at 17:55

I recommend IntelliJ by Jetbrains. IntelliJ + the standard android SDK seems about right.

answered Jan 10 '13 at 16:08

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