Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach / Edition 2

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach / Edition 2

by Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Abbey Deitel
     
 

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to smartphone and tablet app development using Android M and and the new Android Studio IDE.

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Google Play™! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android M apps quickly and getting them published on Google

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Overview

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to smartphone and tablet app development using Android M and and the new Android Studio IDE.

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Google Play™! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android M apps quickly and getting them published on Google Play™. The book uses an app-driven approach—each new technology is discussed in the context of seven fully tested Android apps, complete with code highlighting, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include:

  • Welcome App
  • Cannon Game
  • Tip Calculator
  • Doodlz
  • Twitter® Searches
  • Flag Quiz
  • Address Book

This book presents leading-edge computing technologies for professional software developers. At the heart of the book is the Deitel “app-driven approach”—concepts are presented in the context of complete working Android apps, rather than using code snippets. The introduction and app test drives at the beginning of each chapter show one or more sample executions.

The apps in this book were carefully designed to introduce you to key Android features and APIs. You’ll quickly learn everything you need to start building Android apps—beginning with a testdrive of the Doodlz app in Chapter 1, then building your first app in Chapter 2. By the time you reach Chapter 9, you’ll be ready to create your own apps for submission to Google Play and other app marketplaces. You’ll master the Google Play submission process, including uploading your apps, deciding whether to sell your apps or offer them for free, and marketing them using in-app advertising, social media, Internet public relations and more.

The Deitel® Developer Series is designed for professional programmers. The series presents focused treatments on a growing list of emerging and mature technologies, including Android™ app development, iOS® app development, Java, C# and .NET, C++, C, JavaScript®, Internet and web development and more. Each book in the series contains the same live-code teaching methodology used in the Deitels’ How to Program Series college textbooks—most concepts are presented in the context of completely coded, working apps.

Deitel & Associates is an internationally recognized authoring and corporate training organization specializing in Android and iOS® app development, programming languages, object technology and Internet and web software technology. The company offers instructor-led courses delivered at client sites worldwide on programming languages and platforms, such as Android™ app development, iOS® app development, Java, Objective-C, C#, Visual Basic®, Visual C++®, C++, C, XML, Python, Perl®, object technology, Internet and web programming, and a growing list of additional programming and software-development courses. The founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc., are Paul Deitel and Dr. Harvey Deitel. The company’s training clients include many of the world’s largest corporations, government agencies, branches of the military and academic institutions. To learn more about Deitel & Associates, Inc., its professional books, college textbooks, e-books and LiveLessons video training, and its worldwide Dive-Into® Series instructor-led, on-site training curriculum, visit www.deitel.com/training or send an email to deitel@deitel.com. Join the Deitel social media communities on Facebook® (www.deitel.com/DeitelFan), Twitter® (@deitel), Google+ (google.com/+DeitelFan), LinkedIn® (bit.ly/DeitelLinkedIn) and YouTube (youtube.com/user/DeitelTV), and subscribe to the Deitel® Buzz Online newsletter (www.deitel.com/newsletter/subscribe.html).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133570922
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Series:
Deitel Developer Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
573,937
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface


Before You Begin


Chapter 1–Introduction to Android App Development


Chapter 2–Welcome App

Dive-Into® Android Studio: Introducing Visual GUI Design, Layouts, Accessibility

and Internationalization

Chapter 3–Tip Calculator App

Introducing GridLayout, LinearLayout, EditText, SeekBar, Event Handling,

NumberFormat and Defining App Functionality with Java

Chapter 4–Twitter® Searches App

SharedPreferences, Collections, ImageButton, ListView, ListActivity, ArrayAdapter,

Implicit Intents and AlertDialogs

Chapter 5–Flag Quiz Game App

Fragments, Menus, Preferences, AssetManager, Tweened Animations, Handler,

Toasts, Explicit Intents, Layouts for Multiple Device Orientations

Chapter 6–Cannon Game App

Listening for Touches, Manual Frame-By-Frame Animation, Graphics, Sound,

Threading, SurfaceView and SurfaceHolder

Chapter 7–Doodlz App

Two-Dimensional Graphics, SensorManager, Multitouch Events

Chapter 8–Address Book App

ListActivity, AdapterViews, Adapters, Multiple Activities, SQLite, GUI

Styles, Menu Resources and MenuInflater

Chapter 9–Google Play and App Business Issues

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