The massive media blitz with the release of the Google Nexus One Phone recently was followed by the release of the Android SDK 2.1 today. Of course that had to be followed up with a new release of the Maven Android SDK Deployer. I created the tool for all the users of the Maven Android Plugin as a reaction to Google response to a request to put the artifacts into the central repository (we got stonewalled). In the process I added the requested feature of deploying only a specific SDK version subset of jars.
With the current tool your setup for developing Android applications boils down to
- download and install the SDK
- download and run the deployer tool
- create your Android project and add the pom file with the plugin and platforms
- code away…
The deployer also allows you to deploy to a remote repository server like Nexus so your whole Android developer team and build server cluster is ready to go in one sweep. Of course this is all documented in more detail in the README file of the deployer and the wiki pages of the plugin.
As usual please send any feedback my way and enjoy coding against some of the great new features of the 2.1 SDK. Now I just wish I had 2.1 on my Magic or a Nexus in my pocket…