Installing IDE (intelliJ) for Android

Before you get started you need to have an IDE installed as well as the JDK. If you have a mac the JDK will already be installed, however for windows its not.

1. Download intelliJ: you want to install the community edition, as this is the free one.

2. Downloading the JDK:

If you wanted to use another IDE this is possible there are many more available such as Eclipse and Netbeans. However I have chosen to use injelliJ because there are few tutorials on how to do android on it.

Once they have both downloaded and you have installed them open up intelliJ to get started.

1. This is the screen you will see upon opening. Click on Create a new project.


2. You will then be shown an another display box. This will enable you to set up that it is android. Choose Application Module 


3. Once you’ve chosen the Application Module. It will the prompt you to enter a project name. I’ve choose to call mine OnlineBlog. There is to be no spaces within the word. For the project location i’ve chosen to place mine within the default file which intelliJ sets up.


4. Finding the SDK. I placed my SDK within IdeaProjects. When inside the file go to SDK and click choose.


5. You will now be prompted to choose you Java SDK and your android build platform. I just left mine as default as this is something which can be changed at a later date.


6. It will give you the option to set up a default page called “Hello. World”. I choose to keep it as it can be deleted once you’ve got more pages. This is also where you set up the emulator which will enable you to test out your project. You can create a emulator of your own by clicking on the three dots, or use one which is already there.


7. Select Finish

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