• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Testing on Emulator , Calendar

 
Sahil Reddy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 145
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Pals

I am trying to make an app in which i need to add Calendar Events , But somewhere i read in a blog that i need to have "REAL DEVICE"
to test it and cannot be used with the Emulator. Is it legitimate ???

Regards
 
Ulf Dittmer
Rancher
Posts: 42969
73
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Indeed, the emulator does not come with the Google Apps (Calendar, Market, Youtube, Maps, etc.) So you can test the app, but there won't be a Calendar app that can handle the calendar intents.
 
Sahil Reddy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 145
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Since Android is Google Product, then why they dont include Google Apps in Emulator ?

Iff , there wont be any Calendar , then is there any way to test it on Emulator, i mean is it possible to install Calendar apk on emulator and then try or do i need to buy
Real Android device.


Regards
 
Ulf Dittmer
Rancher
Posts: 42969
73
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Because the Google Android apps are not open source. While a device manufacturer is free to use Android due to its open source nature, those apps need to be licensed from Google, or they can't be shipped with an Android device. That's why some low-cost tablets do not include them, and it's one way that Google makes money from Android.

If you're serious about Android development you need at least one actual device for testing anyway.
 
Sahil Reddy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 145
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thankyou , Appreciate !!!

:-)

 
Sahil Reddy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 145
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I want to add events and retrieve events from Calendar in Android....

Please tell me from where to start... many blogs says it is Undocumented....
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic