Lab 2: Welcome App ( Due 08 Feb 2013 )

The purpose of this lab is to learn the basics of the Eclips IDE and use it to develop Android apps. In this lab you will create an Eclipse project and design a GUI visually using the ADT visual layout editor. You will edit the properties of the GUI components and then build a simple Android app and execute it on an Android Virtual Device (AVD).

Realize that the instructions in the book is for an older version of eclipse and android api. One of the challenges that you will have to face is to map the older features mentioned in the instructions to the newer features of both eclipse and the android platform.

After you finish, please demonstrate to Tong Zhao what you have achieved. You will then write a report that will have the following format

  Lab 2: Welcome App


  Students' Names:

  Techniques Learned in the Lab:

  Problems Encountered:

  Solutions to those Problems:

  Enhancements to the Lab:

The enhancements should not be suggestions on the instructions in the lab but how to use the techniques learned in extending the functionalities of the app.

The report will be a Microsoft Word document called Lab_2.doc. You will submit the document through the turnin system by 11 pm Friday, 8 Feb 2013. There needs to be just one copy of the report for each pair of students.

You will also post on Piazza the last three items in your report - Problems, Solutions, and Enchancements by the above deadline.