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Building on Windows

To build Android apps on Windows, the following dependencies need to be installed:

  1. Windows 10
  2. Python 3.4+
  3. CMake 3.10.2+
  4. Ninja
  5. Git
  6. Oracle JDK 8
  7. Android Studio (with Android NDK)


If you are not sure whether all of the dependencies listed above are installed, jump to the Dependency Installation Guide for Android on Windows and follow the steps listed there to install them.

Follow these steps to set up Boden for Android development on Windows 10:

  1. Open a Command Prompt: Hit Win+R, type cmd and then hit Enter.
  2. Clone the git repository:

    git clone --recurse-submodules
  3. Run the build tool to generate an Android Studio project:

    cd boden
    python open -p android -t bodendemo
  4. Wait for Android Studio to finish its gradle sync and configuration, then select the bodendemo target and press Shift+F10 to build and run the example application.

Continue to Your first Boden application to learn how to create your first Boden app.

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