Getting started with QCAR

I have written a never version of this post with updated information, you can find it here.

  1. Get an account for QDevNet:
    http://developer.qualcomm.com/user/register
  2. Get another for QCAR SDK: I have no idea why, but you need different accounts for QDevNet and QCAR
    https://ar.qualcomm.com/qdevnet/user/register
    This is the account you will login to download SDK files, your password is sent via an email.
  3. Go to the main SDK page:
    https://ar.qualcomm.com/qdevnet/sdk
  4. Using the link above, download the distribution, you would like to use. I will continue this howto assuming you've downloaded, qcar-sdk-1.0.0.bin for linux.
  5. Open a terminal window
    1. cd into your downloads folder
    2. chmod 755 qcar-sdk-1.0.0.bin to set the executable bit.
    3. and run the installer via ./qcar-sdk-1.0.0.bin
    4. You can change the installation path as you like
  6. Set up environment variables
    1. Start Eclipse
    2. Window -> Preferences
    3. Java->Build Path->Classpath Variables
    4. set QCAR_SDK_ROOT as your installation directory
    5. default value is /home/yourUserName/Development/Android/qcar-sdk-xx-yy-zz
  7. Open a sample project
    1. In eclipse
    2. File -> Import
    3. Existing Projects into Workspace
    4. Select root directory: the default is
      /home/yourUserName/Development/Android/qcar-sdk-xx-yy-zz/samples/
  8. Please keep in mind that these projects uses Native code development, so make sure that;
    1. Android NDK is installed
    2. ndk-builder is in path
    3. Set up eclipse to work with NDK projects