Android Application Development For Dummies

Android Application Development For Dummies

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by Michael Burton, Donn Felker
     
 

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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

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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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118417454
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
File size:
9 MB

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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Android Application Development for Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
EloquentMess More than 1 year ago
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.
BennyBunky More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay I have a question: is it Java android development
satisfiedBB More than 1 year ago
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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