Setting Up IntelliJ For Android And Scala On Ubuntu


Android SDK

  1. get the latest SDK

  2. after extracting, run ./tools/android

  3. from the list select the Android version your afer, right now its Android 4.0.3 (API 15) (I also installed Android 2.3.3), click on Install packages to get the installation started

  4. setup your env echo "export ANDROID_HOME=~/Applications/android-sdk-linux/" >> ~/.bashrc

  5. refresh your currect session source ~/.bashrc

Adding SBT support to IntelliJ

  1. open File > Settings > Plugin

  2. click on Browser repositories

  3. find SBT, right click and select Download and install

Setup SBT

  1. create folder ~/bin/ (if you dont have ~/bin in your PATH, then you can do this: echo "PATH=$PATH:~/bin" >> ~/.bashrc (refresh your currect session source ~/.bashrc)

  2. download sbt-launcher.jar and place it under ~/bin

  3. create launcher: touch ~/bin/sbt and then echo 'java -Xmx512M -jar `dirname $0`/sbt-launch.jar "$@"' >> ~/bin/sbt

  4. make it executable: chmod u+x ~/bin/sbt

Setup android-plugin for Scala support

  1. install giter8 curl | sh

  2. run it ~/bin/cs n8han/giter8

Setup sbt-idea

  1. create folder (if it doesnt exist) mkdir -p ~/.sbt/plugins/

  2. create the file ~/.sbt/plugins/build.sbt and add the following lines to it:

    resolvers += "sbt-idea-repo" at ""
    addSbtPlugin("com.github.mpeltonen" % "sbt-idea" % "1.0.0")

Finally, now that you have all the tools you need, proceed to creating a new project

  1. run the android plugin project setup tool: ~/bin/g8 jberkel/android-app, follow the onscreen questions (or press return for defaults)
    this will create the project folder and create the files needed to build an android project

  2. open the new folder cd <project name>

  3. setup IntelliJ project support sbt gen-idea

  4. open the project in IntelliJ