Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours
  • Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours
  • Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

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by Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder
     
 

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With the arrival of next-generation phones like Droid, Android has established itself as a world-leading mobile development platform. This is the first friendly, accessible guide to Android development for every programmer with a working knowledge of Java. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this book will help beginning Android and mobile developers gain true

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With the arrival of next-generation phones like Droid, Android has established itself as a world-leading mobile development platform. This is the first friendly, accessible guide to Android development for every programmer with a working knowledge of Java. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this book will help beginning Android and mobile developers gain true mastery. Each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping you learn all you need to know without ever becoming overwhelmed. Coverage includes: " Mastering Android's development tools and environment " Quickly writing a basic application " Understanding the application lifecycle, managing assets, and designing a complete application framework " Retrieving, storing, and working with user data " Adding popular social, location-based, and imaging features " Using Android's APIs for networking and Internet connectivity " Designing highly interactive applications with Notifications and Services " Internationalizing, testing, and publishing applications By the time you're finished, you won't just understand Android programming concepts: you'll be comfortable designing and delivering superior real-world apps.

  • The hands-on introduction to Android programming for everyone with basic Java experience: introduces the development environment and teaches every essential concept with carefully-explained code
  • Covers everything from user interfaces to location-based and social networking features
  • Combines step-by-step instructions, examples, exercises, tips, and shortcuts - all in full color!

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780321673350
    Publisher:
    Sams
    Publication date:
    06/29/2010
    Series:
    Sams Teach Yourself Series
    Pages:
    458
    Product dimensions:
    7.20(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.85(d)

    Meet the Author

    Lauren Darcey is responsible for the technical leadership and direction of a small software company specializing in mobile technologies, including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre, BREW, and J2ME, and consulting services. With more than two decades of experience in professional software production, Lauren is a recognized authority in enterprise architecture and the development of commercial-grade mobile applications. Lauren received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    She spends her copious free time traveling the world with her geeky mobile-minded husband. She is an avid nature photographer, and her work has been published in books and newspapers around the world. In South Africa, she dove with 4-meter-long great white sharks and got stuck between a herd of rampaging hippopotami and an irritated bull elephant. She’s been attacked by monkeys in Japan, gotten stuck in a ravine with two hungry lions in Kenya, gotten thirsty in Egypt, narrowly avoided a coup d’état in Thailand, geocached her way through the Swiss Alps, drank her way through the beer halls of Germany, slept in the crumbling castles of Europe, and gotten her tongue stuck to an iceberg in Iceland (while being watched by a herd of suspicious wild reindeer).

    Shane Conder has extensive development experience and has focused his attention on mobile and embedded development for the past decade. He has designed and developed many commercial applications for Android, iPhone, BREW, BlackBerry, J2ME, Palm, and Windows Mobile—some of which have been installed on millions of phones worldwide. Shane has written extensively about the mobile industry and evaluated mobile development platforms on his tech blogs and is well known within the blogosphere. Shane received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California.

    A self-admitted gadget freak, Shane always has the latest phone, laptop, or other mobile device. He can often be found fiddling with the latest technologies, such as cloud services and mobile platforms, and other exciting, state-of-the-art technologies that activate the creative part of his brain. He also enjoys traveling the world with his geeky wife, even if she did make him dive with 4-meter-long great white sharks and almost get eaten by a lion in Kenya. He admits that he has to take at least two phones and a tablet with him when backpacking, even though there is no coverage, that he snickered and whipped out his Android phone to take a picture when his wife got her tongue stuck to that iceberg in Iceland, and that he is catching on that he should be writing his own bio.

    The authors have also published an intermediate/advanced book on Android development called Android Wireless Application Development, Second Edition, part of the Addison-Wesley Developer’s Library series. Lauren and Shane have also published numerous articles on mobile software development for magazines, technical journals, and online publishers of educational content. You can find dozens of samples of their work in Smart Developer magazine (Linux New Media), Developer.com, Network World, Envato (MobileTuts+ and CodeCanyon), and InformIT, among others. They also publish articles of interest to their readers at their own Android website, http://androidbook.blogspot.com. You can find a full list of the authors’ publications at http://goo.gl/f0Vlj.

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    Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
    rmattos More than 1 year ago
    This is a well organized book, very easy to follow and give you great perspective on all details of how to build an Android application. It is divided in five major parts plus a series of Appendixes. First part does a quick presentation on Android Fundamentals, Second part covers Building an Application Framework, how you implement Splash Screen and a Menu screen, as well as Help and Scores screen if you are developing a game. Third part covers Enhancing Your Application with Powerful Android Features, that deals with usage of images and cameras, as well as network features and support, and social features. Fourth part is called Adding Polish to Your Android Application and teaches how to internationalize your application, how to develop for different devices and how to test your application. Last but not least, part five teaches you how to get ready to publish your application. This book is a valuable tool, explaining in details on how to create the developing environment and which are the best open source tools to use. Overall it is a very useful book, that I recommend if you want to start developing applications for Android platform. This book was written by Lauren Darcy and Shane Conder and the second edition was Published on August of 2011.
    Duolos More than 1 year ago
    The back of the book promised that no Java programming experience was necessary. However, this book jumps right into the main concepts of the Java language with very little explanation. I didn't make it passed the 4th hour.
    JonWB More than 1 year ago
    Just read teh preview online. Really good material, presented in easy to understand and follow instructions. Hihgly recommend this.
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    Jason_DavisJD More than 1 year ago
    Not the status quo for SAMS, and not for beginners at all. Hour 8 will leave you hopeless.
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