Samsung GALAXY | Getting Started
[Samsung GALAXY] Nov 3, 2014
Developers can use this document to discover the SDK basics for Samsung mobile devices. To get you started developing with the SDK, refer to following instructions:
- Downloading the required SDK from the Samsung developer site or with the SDK Manager.
- Configuring a project for the SDK.
- Using the SDK initialization methods.
SDK contents including jar/so files, related documents, and sample applications enable to develop applications for Samsung mobile devices. The SDK which provides an emulator help to test your application efficiently.
1. System Requirements
To develop applications for Samsung mobile devices, configure your Android development environment to meet the requirements listed below. If your development environment is already configured, you can skip this section.
For the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) required for your Android development environment, download and install the JDK for your operating system.
Download and install ADT Bundle from the link below to make configuration of the Eclipse IDE + ADT development environment easier.
2. Downloading the SDK
For your convenience, Samsung offers two methods for downloading the SDK for Samsung mobile devices:
- Samsung developer site
- Samsung Mobile SDK Manager
The following section describes how to download the SDK contents.
2.1. Downloading the SDK on the Samsung developer siteHide
2.2. Downloading the SDK with the Android SDK ManagerHide
The Android SDK Manager is a component tool that provides an easy interface to access the Android SDK and external Add-on SDKs on the Eclipse IDE. You can use the Android SDK Manager to download SDK contents and to install related tools to develop your applications. The following instructions assume that your development environment satisfies the system requirements above.
2.2.1. Making a list of Add-on SDKs in the Android SDK Manager
To run the Android SDK Manager:
1. Open Eclipse and select Window > Android SDK Manager.
2. Select Tools > Manage Add-on Sites… in Android SDK Manager.
3. Click the ‘User Defined Sites’ tab in the Add-on Sites window in Android SDK Manager.
4. Insert the URL on the window as shown below and click the OK button.
5. After loading has completed, Samsung SDKs are listed in Android SDK Manager as below.
2.2.2 Installing SDKs for Samsung mobile devices.
1. Select each SDK that you would like to use. Click the “Install packages…” button to start the installation.
2. Select each SDK in the list and click the ‘Accept’ button or click ‘Accept License’ for installing all SDKs.
3. You can see the installation status from the window as shown below.
4. You can confirm installed SDK in the Add-on sub directory of the Android SDK directory. The following figure shows the directory structure of the downloaded content.
The directory contains the following folders:
- Docs: Programming guides and API references
- Libs: jar and so files for the SDKs
- Samples: Sample application for each SDK
- Extras: Additional support data for use during development
- 2.2.1. Making a list of Add-on SDKs in the Android SDK Manager
3. Getting Started
This section describes how to create, configure and run a new application for Samsung mobile devices with the SDK.
4. Apps Validation
Basic guidelines and policy of GALAXY Apps validation.
Check up on validation criteria.
Check frequent failure examples.