- Sign up for the keys:
Get the finger print of your key.
$ keytool -list -alias androiddebugkey -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -storepass android -keypass android androiddebugkey
Certificate fingerprint (MD5): E2:57:DD:DE:99:AD:B3:E9:AA:D9:FB:CD:31:39:47:5A
- Get the key from Google.
- Demo Source Code.
- Another good tutorial.
Parse is a very powerful tool when it comes to Android development. Parse itself is a "back-end" for mobile apps, which allows you to store user information and handle user permissions without writing a single line of server code.
It also supports and abstract some features in Android that are often very hard to implement:
1. Store and link with Facebook accounts.
2. Store and link with Tweeter accounts.
3. Push Notifications.
4. Store locations.
This makes it a central part of SOLOMO.
For example, if you were to develop for Facebook:
Facebook has its tutorial at:
That is rather complicated, but if we just use Parse we can store users using the simple Parse Facebook Utils: https://parse.com/docs/android_guide#fbusers
You will need an IDE to make your life not miserable: (Eclipse/IntelliJ)
Download and install Android SDK:
Open Android SDK Manager and install the for the most common AND latest SDK:
At the time of writing, we want to make sure that Apps are compatible to Android 2.3.3 for phone apps BUT compile with Jelly Bean for forward compatibility.