How do you package for the Market

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    I want to package up my icons for the Market. Someone said to check the SDK readme but the readme doesn't have any technical information like that, unless I am looking at the wrong readme. The one I have just talks about what the SDK does and doesn't include.

    Is there a good walkthrough somewhere?
     
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    Thanks! I'll check it out as soon as I get home.
     
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    Wow there is such little information that I can find on google. I've literally come across like ten threads on various forums asking how to do this and all of the threads end with no one knowing how to compile them.
     
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    anyone know?
     
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    Im new to this but ive made my own images from scratch like the dialer and where the buttons go

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    and after i get them made which im assuming you did? and have the .9 or just png load them all up in eclipse and just export them and it will make you the apk file your referring to. See if this helps Android Development with Eclipse - Tutorial
     
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    I'm following those instructions, hopefully I can figure it out. :)
     
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    Another question is, how do I find exactly what each program is called so I can name the icons to automatically update to those programs?
     
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    Ok, I can't get past here:


    2. Installation

    The following assume that you have already Eclipse install. For installing and using Eclipse please see Eclipse Tutorial
    To use Android you need to install the Eclipse Android Plugin and the base Android SDK. Afterwards you can install different Android versions via the Eclipse Android plugin . You will also need to configure a device which will be used to emulate your real device.
    2.1. Eclipse




    Use the update manager of Eclipse to install all available plugins for the Android Development Tools (ADT) from the URL https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ . See Using the Eclipse update manager for details on how to use the update manager and how to install new plugins.

    Tip

    Ehe Eclipse Android SDK does not seem to have an option to install the Android (Java) source code to make it available in Eclipse. Please join me in starring at bug Make Android Source available in Eclipse - Bug report .

    2.2. Android




    Download the Android SDK from the Android homepage under Android Homepage .
    The download contains a zip file which you can extract to any place in your file system, e.g. I placed it under "c:\android-sdk-windows" .





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    First off, the link for ADT is broken. Second the Android thing doesn't show up in my preferences for Eclipse...so I'm guessing the ADT needs to be installed to show up, but it's not there.
     
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    Wow. I feel your pain. Ive got Eclipse and the SDK on my linux box at home. Im moving this weekend so it may not be till NEXT weekend, but I can probably help you get your images packaged up. PM me and we can talk...
     
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    I got that part installed by doing some other google searching. Now to try it :)
     
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    Gr...now I'm here:

    2.4. Device

    You need to define a device which can be used for emulation. Press the device manager button, press "New" and maintain the following.





    But I don't have a device manager button :(
     
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    alright what you need to do is download the android sdk and install it to you c: drive i did mine under the c:/ after installing the android sdk tools. then goto Android Development with Eclipse - Tutorial

    and at the top of the page under 2.3 paste the directory to whereever you installed the android sdk tools IE ( c:\android-sdk-windows)

    once you do that follow the directions below to download the plugins

    Select now Window -> Android SDK and AVD Manager from the menu.

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    Select available packages and select the latest version of the SDK.

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    Press "Install selected" and confirm the license for all package.
    After the installation restart Eclipse.
     
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    I got that, and I think I got both set up completely, but still not sure how to make an icon pack.