Setting Up the Android Development Environment
Supported development platforms
Please refer to the Vuforia Engine Supported Versions page for details on the latest supported versions of Android and Android tools such as Java Development Kit (JDK) and Android Studio.
NOTE: This setup guide was written for the Win10 32/64-bit platform with special notes for other operating systems.
If you have already set up the Android SDK and NDK, go directly to Installing Vuforia Engine for Android.
Vuforia Engine requires the Android SDK for Java and the Android NDK for C++. The SDK and NDK communicate over the Java Native Interface (JNI).
To set up the development environment, install these components in the following order, using the latest versions of the tools with Vuforia Engine:
- JDK (Java SE)
- Android Studio IDE
- Android SDK packages
- Optional; Android NDK
- Vuforia Engine for Android
If you are planning on developing in Android Studio with C++, install the Android NDK from the SDK Manager. See the Android SDK Packages section.