Step A. Install the Android SDK and Sony Add-on SDK

Before you begin the setup for your SmartWatch app development, you must first install the Android SDK (if you haven’t already done so), and then install the Sony Add-on SDK.

1. Install the Android SDK

The Android SDK provides the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test and debug apps for Android.

If you’re a new Android developer, you should download the full SDK ADT bundle, which includes everything you need to begin developing apps:

  • Eclipse + ADT plugin.
  • Android SDK Tools.
  • Android Platform-tools.
  • The latest Android platform.
  • The latest Android system image for the emulator.

2. Install the Sony Add-on SDK

The Sony Add-on SDK provides Javadocs, code examples, an emulator, and the Smart Extension API libraries necessary to build, test and debug apps for SmartWatch 2. Follow the instructions below to install the Sony Add-on SDK using Android SDK Manager.

Note! The following instructions for installing the Sony Add-on SDK requires you to have the Android SDK and Eclipse installed on your computer (you may also be using other developer tools).

  1. Start the Android SDK Manager in Eclipse by navigating to Window > Android SDK Manager.
  2. The Android SDK Manager will open. In the Android SDK Manager menu, navigate to Tools > Manage Add-on Sites….
  3. Click the tab for User Defined Sites.
  4. Click New… on the displayed dialog.
  5. Enter the following URL in the Add Add-on Site URL dialog:
    http://dl.developer.sony.com/wearables/sdks/Sony_Add-on_SDK/Sony-Add-on-SDK.xml
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Close and confirm that you are sorting the SDKs listed by API level.
  8. Expand the field that displays the SDKs available under Android 4.4.2 (API 19), select the checkbox for the Sony Add-on SDK, then click Install 1 package… The Sony Add-on SDK will now install.

Note! A more detailed Sony Add-on SDK installation instruction, with screenshots, is also available. You can also learn how to install the Sony Add-on SDK manually.

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