TechTalk: How to Set Up an Android Development Environment

Here at Bloc, we’ve hosted a free, online Tech Talks on everything from how to get started developing for Android to building complex websites. Do you have an idea for a mobile app?  By 2015, Gartner expects that over 50% of all devices worldwide will run Android. Android can already be found in phones, TVs, refrigerators, and satellites. And yet there are few resources available to help beginners get started with Android. In this Tech Talk, we sat down with Stan Idesis, the Director of Android, to teach you to set up your Android developer environment and answer questions you may have along the way.

About the Host- Stan Idesis


Stan has been developing for Android since 2009. Prior to Bloc, Stan was the founder of Playerful, a platform for cross-device and cross-platform app gamification. He was also the founder of MindGap, a development firm that worked with Kwarter, Budweiser, and NFL Fan Zone. Before that, Stan was a mobile developer at Zynga.

TechTalk Agenda

  • Android is Taking Over – Stan spoke about where Android is today and where it’s going.
  • Crucial First Steps – Have an idea for an app? Stan shared the first steps you should take in your journey, and some great free resources to use, as well as important blogs to follow.
  • Demo: Set up your Dev Environment – Finally, Stan spent the bulk of this TechTalk demoing exactly how to set up your Android developer environment.

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