I'm not a big fan of Eclipse from a UI perspective, but I do acknowledge that it's pervasive in the industry and some big projects are using it extensively. Plus it's better than 'vi' and the command-line. I guess 😉 Anyway, I'm sure I'll get used to it. Here's a really simple tip on using Eclipse with Android :

If you want to launch your app in one click in the emulator (instead of having to pick "Android Application" from that silly "Run As" window every time), then you need to go to Preferences > Run/Debug > Launching. Under "Launch Operation", choose "Always launch the previously launched application".

The first time you'll have to choose how to run your project (right-click on the project, Run As > Android Application). Afterwards, all you'll have to do is click the "Run" button (or the shortcut combo: Ctrl+Shift+F11).

§520 · February 2, 2009 · Google, Software, Technology, Tips · Tags: , · [Print]

2 Comments to “Running Your Android App With A Single Click”

  1. Brent Jones says:

    Have you tried Launchy? I realize that this is unrelated to your post, but it is a neat way to launch programs in an intelligent fashion.

    I added you as a friend on BrightKite

    I’m a chem teacher in Chicago and live in Oak Park.

    Just testing / using the social net.

  2. @Brent: I’ve added you on BrightKite, though I’ll be honest, I never go to the website – I’m mostly a Twitter and FaceBook person. I use ping.fm to fan out my status updates to a bunch of services. Never tried Launchy yet, no.