Android Application Development For Dummies

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Bring your big ideas to the small screen with this one-of-a-kind guide to creating amazing Android applications

The Android OS continues to rapidly expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this easy-to-follow guide walks you through the development process step by step. In this new edition of the bestselling Android Application Development For Dummies, Android programming experts Michael Burton and Donn Felker explain how to download ...

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Overview

Bring your big ideas to the small screen with this one-of-a-kind guide to creating amazing Android applications

The Android OS continues to rapidly expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this easy-to-follow guide walks you through the development process step by step. In this new edition of the bestselling Android Application Development For Dummies, Android programming experts Michael Burton and Donn Felker explain how to download the SDK, get Eclipse up and running, code Android applications, and share your finished products with the world.

Featuring two sample programs, this book explores everything from the simple basics to advanced aspects of Android application development.

  • 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 bring your applications to life and submit your work to the Android Market
  • Includes real-world advice from expert programmers Donn Felker and Michael Burton, who break every aspect of the development process down into practical, digestible pieces

Whether you're new to Android development or already on your way, Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the guide you need to dig into the app dev process!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118387108
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 943,034
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Burton is a Groupon software engineer and the creator of the Groupon, Digg, TripIt, and OpenTable Android apps plus many more. Donn Felker is an Android programmer, Microsoft ASP Insider, MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET 2.0 and 3.5, and certified ScrumMaster.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 7

Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications 9

Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 27

Part II: Building and Publishing

Your First Android Application 53

Chapter 3: Your First Android Project 55

Chapter 4: Designing the User Interface 91

Chapter 5: Coding Your Application 115

Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources 153

Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into a Home Screen Widget 161

Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store 183

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application 203

Chapter 9: Designing the Task Reminder Application 205

Chapter 10: Going a la Carte with Your Menu 229

Chapter 11: Handling User Input 237

Chapter 12: Getting Persistent with Data Storage 259

Chapter 13: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 287

Chapter 14: Updating the Android Status Bar 301

Chapter 15: Working with Android’s Preferences Framework 311

Part IV: Tablets 325

Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets 327

Chapter 17: Porting Your App to Android Tablets 335

Chapter 18: Moving beyond Google 349

Part V: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 19: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs 361

Chapter 20: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life 365

Index 369

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Informative, yet rushed.

    I used to write Java software a while back, so I'm fairly familiar with the syntax, though there were a few points I was rusty with before picking up this book. The book says it's for any individual, regardless of programming experience, but it dives into the Java language without any form of introduction, simply assuming that the reader has prior experience. In order to keep up with what this book is doing, I had to purchase another book simply to re-learn the basics of the Java language. Yet, even after the refresher, the book still seems to fly headlong through Android app development, with a cursory explanation of concepts and code. It's just enough to get my feet wet, but at the end of it all I still don't feel confident even with the basics. One good thing about this book is that it helped me understand the underlying fundamentals of how the Android OS works, which has helped me plan my future projects. TL;DR - Before reading this book, make sure you have a basic understanding of Java and the Eclipse IDE. It's a good intro to the Android environment, but it will leave you wanting for more.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    Great

    This is the first Android book I've read that made me literally rejoice: "I GET IT." Great for beginners. I can finally make sense of android applications and how they work.

    I would love to see the author create a part II moving into advanced topics. Maybe "Android 'X' SDK Programming For Dummies" will fill that void?

    Get this book! And then grab as many android recipes/tutorials as you can and work through them. And then ... profit.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 6, 2013

    Okay

    Okay I have a question: is it Java android development

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Does not disappoint

    As with most "Dummy" books the focus is on the newbie. This is a very clear and concise book on the basics (and a little more) of Android app development. I have read other books before but they become bogged down in the fine details too quickly. This book keeps the broad picture in mind and, most importantly of all, doesn't forget who the "audience" is.

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