# Android Titanium SDK Development Setup
This is a guide to setup the Android development environment to develop for Titanium SDK.
# Getting started
You can use Android Studio (opens new window) to work with the Titanium SDK or Titanium Android modules. It allows you to use Android Studio features like auto completion or syntax checks.
# Titanium SDK
To build a local Titanium SDK you have to do the following steps:
- clone the repo
git clone https://github.com/tidev/titanium_mobile
- go into the folder
- install node packages
- open the
android/folder in Android Studio
- make your changes
npm run cleanbuildto build the SDK. If you need to rebuild it again you can use
npm run build:localto skip the clean & zip part
# Titanium modules
In order to use Android Studio for a module you have to build it once and then open the
android/build folder in Android Studio. After that you can normally edit your source files in Studio and build the module with
ti build -p android -b.