Introducing Android Development with Ice Cream Sandwich


The Android platform continues to aggressively grow in market share against competing mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and BlackBerry. Android’s latest major platform update, Android 4.0, frequently called by its code-name, Ice Cream Sandwich or just ICS merges the smartphone-centric Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) and the tablet-centric Android 3.x (Honeycomb) platform editions into a single SDK for all smart-devices, be they phones, tablets, televisions, or toasters.

This short e-book provides an overview from the authors on the importance of Ice Cream Sandwich as well as key preview content from the upcoming book, “Android Wireless Application Development, Third Edition, Volume I.” This preview content provides some essential references, updated for Android SDK 4.0, for those interested in jumping into Android application development at this exciting time. To use this e-book most effectively, you need to download the Android development SDK and tools, install them on your development machine, and configure them using the development environment of your choice. You can find instructions for installing and configuring your computer for Android software development on the Android Developer website at http://d.android.com/sdk/.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Writing Your First Android Application

  • Testing Your Development Environment
  • Building Your First Android Application
  • Configuring the GPS Location of the Emulator

Chapter 2. Exploring User Interface Screen Elements

  • Introducing Android Views and Layouts
  • Displaying Text to Users with TextView
  • Retrieving Data from Users with EditText
  • Helping the User with Auto Completion
  • Giving Users Choices Using Spinner Controls
  • Allowing Simple User Selections with Buttons, Check Boxes, and Radio Groups
  • Retrieving Dates and Times from Users
  • Using Indicators to Display Data to Users

Chapter 3. Designing User Interfaces with Layouts

  • Creating User Interfaces in Android
  • Organizing Your User Interface
  • Using Built-In Layout Classes
  • Using Container Control Classes

Book Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (October 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013294759-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132947596
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  1. vish says:

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  2. Wow! says:

    vish,
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  3. vish says:

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  7. jrambaldi says:

    Originally Posted by jrambaldi »

    I try download but the Link is BROKEN an FP alert the file was deleted, please could have an other link to download this book, not USENET

    USENET need you subscribe and the trial you need pay 1 Euro using credit card or paypal, if I need pay to use a trial account it’s a Lie because I need Pay, or not continue to proceed the download.

  8. Wow! says:

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