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.

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 site
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  • 2.2. Downloading the SDK with the Android SDK Manager
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    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.

    1. 2.2.1. Making a list of Add-on SDKs in the Android SDK Manager

      To run the Android SDK Manager:

      1. 1. Open Eclipse and select Window > Android SDK Manager.

        Open Eclipse and select Window > Android SDK Manager
      2. 2. Select Tools > Manage Add-on Sites… in Android SDK Manager.

        Select Tools > Manage Add-on Sites… in Android SDK Manager
      3. 3. Click the ‘User Defined Sites’ tab in the Add-on Sites window in Android SDK Manager.

        Click the User Defined Sites tab in the Add-on Sites window in Android SDK Manager
      4. 4. Insert the URL on the window as shown below and click the OK button.

        • URL: http://developer.samsung.com/sdk-manager/repository/Samsung-SDK.xml
        Add Repository dialog box
      5. 5. After loading has completed, Samsung SDKs are listed in Android SDK Manager as below.

        After loading has completed, Samsung SDKs are listed in Android SDK Manager as below
    2. 2.2.2 Installing SDKs for Samsung mobile devices.
      1. 1. Select each SDK that you would like to use. Click the “Install packages…” button to start the installation.

        Select each SDK that you would like to use
      2. 2. Select each SDK in the list and click the ‘Accept’ button or click ‘Accept License’ for installing all SDKs.

        Select each SDK in the list and click the Accept button or click Accept License for installing all SDKs.
      3. 3. You can see the installation status from the window as shown below.

        You can see the installation status from the window as shown below
      4. 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.

        You can confirm installed SDK in the Add-on sub directory of the Android SDK directory

        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
        • Tools
        • Extras: Additional support data for use during development

3. Getting Started

This section describes how to create, configure and run a new application for Samsung mobile devices with the SDK.

  • 3.1. Creating a New Project
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  • 3.2. Adding a Library
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  • 3.3.Running Sample Applications
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4. Apps Validation

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