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Dictionary of app-related terms for Android

<uses-sdk> = This declares your app's compatibility with different Android versions using
the android:minSdkVersion and android:targetSdkVersion attributes. For your first
app, it should look like this:
<manifest xmlns:android=""
... >
<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="8" android:targetSdkVersion="17"
You should always set the android:targetSdkVersion as high as possible and test your
app on the corresponding platform version. For more information, read Supporting Different
Platform Versions.
Application framework component: such as Activity manager, Resource Manager,
ContentProvider, LocationManager. NotificationManager, etc,)
Activity Manager: manages app lifecycle and navigation stack
ADT (Android Developer Tools)
ADT plugin for Eclipse = Android Development Tools (ADT) is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE
that is designed to give you a powerful, integrated environment in which to build Android
AVD Manager = Android Virtual Device manager (para lanzar el emuladoren Eclipse)
AndroidManifest.xml = The manifest file describes the fundamental characteristics of
the app and defines each of its components.
Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a toolkit included in the Android SDK package. It consists
of both client and server-side programs that communicate with one another. The ADB is
typically accessed through the command-line interface, although numerous graphical user
interfaces exist to control ADB.
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) es un programa para ordenador que nos servir de
puente para conectar nuestros androides a la computadora y poder as
interactuar con ellos de una forma ms avanzada y completa.
Android Studio Early Access Preview = It is a new Android development environment
based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides
integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging.
Android SDK (Software Development Kit) = It provides you the API libraries and
developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
.apk (extension de archivos). Los ficheros de paquetes de aplicaciones o apk, son
generados por la herramienta apkbuilder una vez terminada la compilacin.
API libraries
Application Name is the app name that appears to users
API es el nmero entre parntesis que aparece al lado de cada versin de Android
Command line tools
Compile With is the platform version against which you will compile your app. By default,
this is set to the latest version of Android available in your SDK.
ContentProvider: Inter-application data sharing
Dalvik Debug Monitor Service (DDMS)
debuggable version of the app
Directory for drawable objects (such as bitmaps) that are designed for high-density
(hdpi) screens. Other drawable directories contain assets designed for other screen

Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Entornos de Desarrollo Integrados
Graphical User Interface (GUI)