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Creating Android Applications: Develop and Design


Capturing more than half of the global smartphone market, Google’s Android mobile platform offers a vibrant and growing marketplace for developers. In this book, Android programming expert Chris Haseman shows you how to use the powerful set of Android tools to begin writing the next generation of Android applications. Chris provides a complete introduction to developing for Google’s mobile OS, offering tons of insights and hard-earned advice. After a tour of how to install and configure the Android SDK and Eclipse IDE, you jump right in, building your first Android project. Chris starts off with how to use the major building blocks to create an intuitive and good-looking interface. Next, he shows you how to retrieve data and how to use lists to display data. Chris then explores how to use services—important, and often under-utilized, components of the Android platform. Chris examines how to handle media and location services before showing you how to write applications for the Android ecosystem.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with Android
Chapter 2. Exploring the Application Basics
Chapter 3. Creating User Interfaces
Chapter 4. Acquiring Data
Chapter 5. Adapters, ListViews, and Lists
Chapter 6. The Way of the Service
Chapter 7. Many Devices, One Application
Chapter 8. Movies and Music
Chapter 9. Determining Locations and Using Maps
Chapter 10. Tablets, Fragments, and Action Bars, Oh My
Chapter 11. Publishing Your Application

Book Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press (December 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032178409X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321784094
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