Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)

Peter Reid preid at
Tue Sep 5 04:56:16 EDT 2017

OK, I've been round the various circles (Lessons, Forum trails, etc.) but I'm completely confused!

On my Mac, I've tried installing Java SDK 8.144, Android Studio 2.3.3 and set up LC 8.1.6 to point at the Android root.  However, I can't see how I get to specify an Android device - a previous Android SDK had menu options for this, but the Studio doesn't seem to offer this without diving into a new project.

I'm a simple animal who needs a straightforward list of things to do in sequence.  I'm trying to do the following:

1. For me, install whatever I need to be able to develop Android apps on my Mac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6), with LiveCode 8.1.6 Business. 
2. For a friend running Windows 7 64-bit, install whatever they need to be able to develop Android apps with LiveCode 8.1.6 Community.

In both cases, the target device is the latest spec. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (2017).  For my friend, this is their 1st go at programming and I've persuaded them to try LiveCode, with me setting it up for them and providing tutoring support.  Between us, we're hoping to develop a very simple app to help aged relatives and friends.

LiveCode emphasises ease and speed of development, which I agree with over the 18 years I've used it (almost completely desktop/laptop developments).  However, getting set up for mobile development is confusing, tedious and tortuous!

Please can someone give me 2 step-by-step guides for these 2 development facilities.


Peter Reid
Loughborough, UK

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