The way you create and develop an Android application for ConnectCore 8X is similar to how you create an application for Android devices, such as a tablet or mobile phone: You select the appropriate SDK for the platform, which allows your application to access the functional extensions that Digi uses to control the hardware not supported by the standard Android.

For this tutorial you will use Android Studio, which is the official IDE to create, build and debug applications for Android devices. There are two ways to work with an Android application:

Digi Embedded for Android has been validated with Android Studio 3.4.1, although newer versions should also work. You can download this version from https://developer.android.com/studio/archive.