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Episode #1 – Getting Started!

Episode #1 – Getting Started!

Posted 07/03/2009 - 11:32 pm by Mathias Reisch

Alright everyone, here is the very first episode of our Android Development Video Tutorial Series. In this episode I cover the process of setting up an eclipse Android development environment on a windows operating system. Actually this is pretty basic stuff, but nevertheless quite helpful for those who didn’t get in touch with Android yet.

The Tutorial

So have fun watching this episode and I hope you’ll learn something. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions about this episode or the entire series, feel free to leave a comment below.

Related posts:
  1. Episode #2 – Create A New Project And Run It
  2. Episode #3 – Using Buttons
  3. Episode #4 – Checkboxes & Complex Layouts
  4. Episode #6 – Notification & Long Clicks
  5. Episode #8 – The Alert Dialog
  6. Episode #11 – Intents: Multi Activity Applications
  7. Episode #10 – Intents: An Introduction
  8. Episode #5 – Using Radio Buttons
  9. Episode #9 – Lists: Item Clicks
  10. Episode #7 – Using Basic Lists

Why Not Leave a Comment?




08/24/2009 – 8:28 pm

Done this! Very easy, very cool!

Thanks very much!

Hugs From Portugal.


08/30/2009 – 9:21 am

Thanks for these tutorials, really helpfull !


04/21/2010 – 10:50 am

I’m new from Android and watching this video really makes me feel comfortable. I hope to see more non-stop tutorials from android from you Mathias. You are indeed a superb teacher. Thank you and GOD bless!

Diogo Coelho

04/27/2010 – 8:07 pm

Best tuturial ever.
I’m waiting for more.



06/11/2010 – 5:11 am

Thank you so much! You do an excellent job with these tutorials. Are they perhaps available in a Video Podcast format that I could put on my iPod Touch?

Mathias Reisch

06/12/2010 – 12:49 am

Thanks Byron! The tutorials are currently not available in a video podcast format. This is an interesting suggestion, though. I will have to check with my video hoster, if they offer the functionality for providing multiple video formats.


07/12/2010 – 4:25 pm

very good tutorial! thanks for the good work!

Peppe L-G

07/24/2010 – 11:32 am

I’ve now watch the first eleven tutorials (all there is now), and I strongly recommend these to beginners of developing Android Apps.

nguyen van son

09/25/2010 – 5:05 pm

Thanks very much!. It is very good!


10/26/2010 – 10:40 pm

your english is better than native speakers!!!
thanks a ton for great tutorials!!


11/01/2010 – 9:56 pm

Thank you very much for this site


11/10/2010 – 10:45 pm

You have done a very good job a i am learning a lot form your video tutorial about android and i am waiting for more video tutorial from your side on other topics.

Please share your more work.

Thanks a lot :)


11/13/2010 – 9:55 pm

Its great simple approach.
Thanks for posting

Sairam Ghanta

02/04/2011 – 4:55 pm

The best android videos on Net so far.. Keep them coming mathias..Your effort is marvellous. You helped me a lot in stepping me in to new platform.. Hail mathias…


02/07/2011 – 2:40 pm

nice accent and good start , but for new download you have to some more….


02/11/2011 – 3:31 am

I find these tutorials extremely helpful,you make things seem so simple yet concise.could you please post some tutorials on preferences.I found no other android tutorials as good as this one!


02/28/2011 – 2:50 am

This tutorial seems too be very promising. Your English sounds a bit funny because I am used to not-so-clear quick spoken English, but I can still remember the times when I was learning English myself and then your efforts would have been invaluable for me. Since there are always people who understand English only a little bit, this makes your tutorials helpful for a wider audience.

Making a podcast, as suggested by Byron, sounds like a good idea. I would like to see that too.



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03/11/2011 – 10:41 pm

Gotta love these tutorials. Installing Android in Windows evolved a bit to include an actual installer. But the material in these tutotials is still relevant – immensely valuable.


03/15/2011 – 11:50 am

This first episode (Episode #1) is really hard to find. Only found via a comment in one of the other episodes.
Possible to add a link to episode 1 from the main tutorials menu? Thanks!


03/20/2011 – 5:01 am

Woow dude u r a life saver!!!!!!


03/20/2011 – 9:32 pm

Thanks for the nice tutorials


03/27/2011 – 1:33 pm

Thank you so much!!!!
You’re very awsome!
Wish it have english subtitle because my listening skill is not good :(
And pls continue make more video tutorials Many newbie need your video!

Azizul Huq

04/03/2011 – 12:53 am

Thanks so much for your nice international English. Like me, I think most of the user may be non native English speaker. So, its better for most of the people in the world, rather than any native English speaker, because native English speaker don’t pronounce full word in a sentence, which makes problem to understand for non native English speaker.


04/09/2011 – 6:59 pm

very helping this ……please add the more and more tutorial ……..


04/14/2011 – 9:08 am

Hi Is there a link where we can download the videos?


04/24/2011 – 2:11 am

Hey, very clear tutorial, thank you very much


04/29/2011 – 8:00 pm


Hammad Khan

05/11/2011 – 6:46 pm

Nice.. i have follow all and did it all. thanks for the nice formatted lecture and tutorial

Ankit Kedia

05/16/2011 – 9:28 am

Many thanks :)


06/24/2011 – 7:04 pm

thank you very much … hope to keep going with yours tutorials


07/16/2011 – 1:44 am

Thanks for those tutorials!! I’m Spanish speaker with a medium knwoledge, and it’s really easy to understand you and you make it easy!!!!

Thanks a lot!


08/05/2011 – 9:08 pm

No No No , you are not fast…


09/27/2011 – 10:14 am

I am unable to install eclipse i get the following error:

Failed to load JNI library c:pgm files\java\eclipse\jre\bin\client\jvm.dll

Nguyen Minh Quan

10/08/2011 – 1:41 pm

Thanks very much!

Hugs From Portugal.


10/18/2011 – 5:07 am

thank you very much for this tutorial, been searching on google for starting developing on android and this sites gave the basic things that I need to love android developing thanks from the Philippines :)


12/25/2011 – 6:21 am

how do i download them ?