Set up Jenkins for Android projects

Nowadays continuous integration is a must for Android application development.
Jenkins plugins make it a lot easier to go with continuous integration while developing your Android application.

First we must install the Gradle plugin for Jenkins.


The we must install the Android emulator plugin for Jenkins.

Android emulator

We have to install Gradle on jenkins

mv gradle-2.5 /var/lib/jenkins/tools/

Then we configure the gradle plugin

Gradle configuration

Next we install the android sdk

tar -xvf android-sdk_r24.3.3-linux.tgz
mv android-sdk-linux /var/lib/jenkins/tools
cd /var/lib/jenkins/tools/android-sdk-linux/
./tools/android update sdk --no-ui

Then we configure the android plugin

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 3.07.08 PM

Then we need to install the following libraries since we are provided with a 32 bit adb. (This works command for ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 zlib1g:i386

Before proceeding it is wise to ignore from your revision system the file.
if you use git you should put it on .gitingore

On our new build plan we add the build environment.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 4.45.16 PM

Then we add a Gradle command

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 4.46.13 PM

In case our build.gradle has a buildtoolsversion not available on the jenkins side your need to use the android binary inside the sdk to download the build tool version needed.
For example

./android update sdk -u -a -t {build tools package number}

Our android plan is ready.

To sum up it is not as painful as we might think however extra care needs to be given considering the android sdk installation and the build tools.

2theBeach Lite @ the Android Store

Hello there
is a new android app that me and my team developed together .
The app is called 2theBeach It is an app locating beaches near you and gives you the ability to upload the beach you are currently located

beach front


There are some greek beaches available ,more comming soon :). I would be glad to see more beaches from you uploaded 🙂

Das ist eine neue android app unsere team entwickelt . Wollen sie finden strande in der Nähe von ?
2theBeach hilft Ihnen, dies zu tun .
auf wiedersehen 🙂

The development team
Gkatziouras Emmanouil (Me )
Akasoglou Kostantinos
Tsamouridis Vladhmiros
Keramidas Vasileios
Nikoloutsakos Nikolaos

2theBeach Android Store