Android Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Android Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

by Carmen Delessio, Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder
     
 

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build complete Android 5 apps from the ground up with Android Studio. As you do, you’ll master key skills for designing, developing, and publishing

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful apps for the world’s most popular mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build complete Android 5 apps from the ground up with Android Studio. As you do, you’ll master key skills for designing, developing, and publishing meaningful apps of your own. Extensively updated for Android 5’s newest capabilities, every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

 

Highlights of this new Fourth Edition include

  • Extensive new coverage: Android 5 (Lollipop), Android Studio, and Material Design; plus Android M early preview
  • A laser focus on modern Android essentials, including activities, intents, resources, and background processing
  • New Android 5 features for Android TV and Android Wear
  • Complete Android Studio projects in nearly every chapter

Learn how to…

  • Use the powerful new Android Studio development environment
  • Build layouts that automatically display properly on any device
  • Craft more dynamic, intuitive apps with Google’s new material design language
  • Display the right information at the right time with ListViews and adapters
  • Make apps more responsive with background processes
  • Add sophisticated navigation with action toolbars and slide-out menus
  • Integrate images and media into your apps
  • Save data for your app and create public files that can be used by anyone
  • Access the cloud to download and parse JSON data
  • Use SQLite and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps
  • Create, update, and cancel notifications
  • Start developing Android Wearable and TV apps
  • Use Google Play Services to add location, mapping, and more
  • Package and publish apps to Google Play and other markets

 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This latest edition of Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours is just what you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been waiting to get into Android development. Freshly updated with what you need to know for developing applications using Android Studio for Android Lollipop (Android 5) with Material Design, this book covers what you need to know to get started building applications for Android.”

Ray Rischpater, Author and Engineering Manager at Microsoft

“The new edition of Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours covers a lot of new features. The book takes you from the beginning through to uploading your own app into the store. All the screen shots in this edition use the new and official Android IDE (the amazing Android Studio IDE).”

Fady A. M. Ibrahim, Android Instructor, Benha Faculty of Computer and Information

“Any developer who wants to get up to speed quickly on Android will appreciate this introduction. Beyond the SDK fundamentals, there’s plenty of good information on the things real-world Android apps are made of, such as maps, images, and navigation. This is a great way to dive head-first into Android development, or just to become Android-literate in record time.”

Jonathan Taylor, VP, Mobile Technology, Priceline.com

“The authors knock it out of the park for new Android developers and experienced ones who want to extend their prowess. This book is perfectly set-up for a sports technology oriented person like me to teach me the basic principles, give me design knowledge, and then cap that off with how to add and manipulate data. Data-driven applications are the life’s blood of every fantasy sports player and the authors’ ability to break down the path to success with real-life exercises to put these principles into action is a Grand Slam!”

Rick Wolf, President, Fantasy Alarm, and Co-Founder, Fantasy Sports Trade Association

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133411003
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/04/2013
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
683,718
File size:
59 MB
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