Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

A must-have pedagogical resource from an expert Java educator

As a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile devices, the Android OS allows programs to run on all Android devices and appear free in the Android Market. Whether you’re a beginner programmer eager to create mobile applications or you’re Android-savvy and looking to submit your apps to the Android Market, this compilation of eight minibooks takes you through the ins and outs of programming for Android phones. Java expert Barry Burd walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more.

  • Uses the straightforward-but-fun For Dummies style to walk you through the ins and outs of programming for Android mobile devices
  • Features eight minibooks that take you from novice Android user to confidently developing Android applications
  • Addresses Android programming basics, the operating system, hardware, and security
  • Details what it takes to develop amazing Android apps
  • Covers the Eclipse environment and SQLite

Start developing applications for the Android OS today with the expert advice in Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies.

From the Back Cover
Android rocks! Here’s how to claim your place in the hot Android app market

If you’ve ever considered developing apps for the incredibly popular Android OS, there is no time like now! This book will take you from Android novice to confident programmer. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of Android programming, how to take advantage of mobile devices, important finishing touches for your app, how to take it to market, and more.

  • Tools of the trade — install and use Java, Eclipse, and the Android SDK, and learn about XML and object-oriented programming
  • Your intents — learn what to do with intents and intent filters, activities, broadcast receivers, and content providers
  • Keep it cool — explore ways to create cool Android apps that make the most of mobile device features
  • Publishing pointers — test your app and explore publishing venues in addition to the Android Market
  • Android alternatives — discover what you can do with App Inventor and explore the freedom of Native Development

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/androidappdevaio for updates, comments, additional information, answers to questions readers often a sk, and a way to chat with the author!

Open the book and find:

  • Elements common to all Android apps
  • How to use Java and XML
  • Suggestions for user-friendly layouts
  • Things to think about when creating apps for tablets
  • Useful troubleshooting and debugging tips
  • Ways to optimize app performance
  • Requirements for submitting your app to the Android Market
  • How to “rough it” without Eclipse

Book Details

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (December 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118027701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118027707

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