Can't become an Android developer

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Can't become an Android developer

Post by turbolaserguy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:26 am

Hi all,
I wanted to run my stack on an Android phone for the first time in my life.
I checked Android in Build Standalone Settings dialog and tried to build an apk.
But an error dialog saying:

"There was an error while saving the standalone application
could not compile application class."

I googled the error, and I learned that I have to "become an Android developer" first.
So I found this LiveCode lesson: ... r-on-a-mac

But, the lesson must be outdated. When I click on the link of:
"If you do not have Android SDK installed, then you can download it from:
, the browser shows the page of Android Studio, not Android SDK.

Then I thought to myself, "Okay then. I'll go ahead and install Android Studio." So I installed it onto my Mac.
But when I tried to build a standalone apk again, the same dialog popped up.

What should I do?

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Re: Can't become an Android developer

Post by jacque » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:38 pm

The link is correct, but you don't need Android Studio. Scroll all the way to the bottom and download just the command line tools. The link is inside the last table, on a Mac you're looking for this:


Other platforms are in the same table. You can uninstall Android Studio.
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Re: Can't become an Android developer

Post by MaxV » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:54 pm

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