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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition


This is your easy-to-use guide to creating applications on the Android platform

The Android OS continues to expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this straightforward guide walks you step-by-step through the process of creating amazing Android applications. In this second edition of his bestselling book, Android programming expert Donn Felker explains how to download the SDK, get Eclipse up and running, code Android applications, and submit your finished products to the Android Market.

Featuring two sample programs, this introductory book explores everything from the simple basics to more advanced aspects of the Android platform.

  • Walks you through all the steps in developing applications for the Android platform, including the latest Android features like scrollable widgets, enhanced UI tools, social media integration, and new calendar and contact capabilities
  • Starts off with downloading the SDK, then explains how to code Android applications and submit projects to the Android Market
  • Written by Android guru Donn Felker, who breaks every aspect of developing applications for the Android platform into easily digestible pieces

Android Application Development For Dummies is an ideal guide for getting started developing applications for the Android platform, no matter what your level of programming experience may be.

From the Back Cover
Android app ambitions? This is your go-to guide to digging into the development process

Have a great idea for an Android app? This book will help you turn it into a reality! Start by downloading the SDK and JDK and creating a simple application, and then advance to developing a feature-rich app and distributing it through the Google Play Store. You’ll also discover how to make a good app great and how to design an app interface users will love. Once you master the basics, the sky’s the limit!

  • Load your toolbox — get acquainted with the tools and frameworks you’ll use to develop Android apps
  • Your first app — build a simple application and create a widget for the device’s home screen
  • Kick it up a notch — build a tablet application and learn to implement an SQLite content provider
  • Get it out there — see how to publish your apps to the Google Play Store
  • Master the fine points — use the debugger, see what makes a good menu, explore data storage options, and make your apps work for other devices

Open the book and find:

  • Why Android offers great opportunities for developers
  • How to install all the tools you need
  • Tips on designing a good user interface
  • Help deciding what to charge or if your app should be free
  • Advice on handling user input
  • Design differences between phone and tablet applications
  • Ways to avoid common pitfalls
  • Inspirational sample apps

Learn to:

  • Create amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets
  • Download and install the SDK and start working with the JDK tools
  • Adapt your existing phone apps for use on Android tablets
  • Publish your apps to the Google Play Store

Book Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd Edition (October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118387104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118387108
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  1. abedsoft says:

    thanks … pdf is the best ^_^

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