Category Archives: Android

Android Studio – tools and features – part 001

The new Android Studio come with many tools and features.

Today I will show something new about this great IDE.

First the simple way to add your Android Studio to your linux distro.

You can open Android Studio, click on Tools > Create Desktop Entry.


The Android Studio will notify you about the result.


This should let you to start the launcher from your desktop menu.

On my Fedora is on Applications -> Programming menu.

Another feature is translation of your application.

This allow you to make resurces can be used.

Let’s try to do that.

Pick a language , will see it’s many can be used with your application.


You will get a new window for translation.


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First look about Android Studio 1.0.5 running with Fedora distro.

Google just announced Android Studio, an integrated development environment for building apps.

This IDE is based on IntelliJ IDEA and works as a WYSIWYG for creating android applications.

You can get this IDE from here.

It’s working under OS platforms: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

I used under Fedora and this is my short tutorial about this IDE.

The Android Studio has two folders : bin and sdk.

Content of the bin folder has this files and folders:

Content of the SDK folder has this files and folders:

To run the IDE just need to start from bin folder the .

You will see the splash of the Android Studio:


After that will see the IDE.

I don’t tell you all of the features of this IDE.

This will take time and this is just one short tutorial.

Most of this it’s like in the old Eclipse IDE.

I will try to show you something new and also to show how to update the IDE.

First if will see something like this :


If it not update then you need to update the Android Studio.


Go to Menu -> Help -> Check for Update…


After that will need to press button : Update and Restart.


You will see this:


This will update your IDE.

First you need to update your android using this tool: SDK MAnager.


Select your android sdk to build your application.


To start your first project just go to menu File -> New Project …


You will see the next window and will need to fill with your project settings.


I will show you how to make it but into another tutorial.

See you later…

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Using grep and many commands under Android OS .

The BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single executable.

You can find this command under android os.

Using busybox is simple. The first argument is taken by busybox and it’s applet executable.

For example if you want run dmesg with grep command then use this:

All applets include:

You can read more about this here.

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Make screenshot with android and linux .

You need SDK from android website on your linux distro.

Power on your device tablet and you need to connect on your PC.

Enable debug mode on your tablet.

Go to shell linux and on platform-tools folder yoou use this command:

Star your application from tablet and under linux shell use the next command:

If you got some errors like : error: device offline

Just go and set tablet online or from settings set to stay online.

NOTE: if you use some terminal emulator android app then the command screenshot not working.
Use first $ adb shell and then try screenshot

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Create splash screen application

This is a simple example about creating splash on android.

One problem with splash can increase the size of your application.

You can read more about splash screen here.

Let’s try the example.

I use NetBeans 2.7.1 to make one default application.

Also I created one image splash screen by copy one icon application to new folder drawable.

You can see the steps:

The folders and files created by NetBeans can be see with tree linux command.

If you using M3 version the you need to use id=”@+id.

Also you can got this error: Warning: found plain ‘id’ attribute; did you mean the new ‘android:id’ name? .

This is the source code I changed in main.xml file.

And the source code I changed in file.

The application working well , I use my device to run it.

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