Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

( 9 )

Overview

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for the world’s first complete, open, and free mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build a fully-featured Android application from the ground up and master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid...

See more details below
Paperback
$27.56
BN.com price
(Save 31%)$39.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (10) from $4.23   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$31.99 List Price

Overview

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for the world’s first complete, open, and free mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build a fully-featured Android application from the ground up and master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Some of the highlights of this new edition include:

  • More comprehensive code listings
  • New, improved exercises based upon reader feedback
  • Completely overhauled sample code on a new companion CD
  • New coverage of hot topics like tablet design, services, app widgets, Android Market updates, and more
  • Even more tips and tricks from the trenches to help you design, develop, and test applications for a different device targets, including an all-new chapter on tackling compatibility issues

Learn how to…

  • Develop Android applications quickly and successfully with Java
  • Master the latest Android SDK and development tools
  • Leverage the Eclipse programming environment to develop Android projects
  • Understand the Android application lifecycle
  • Build effective, user-friendly user interfaces
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate application data
  • Add popular network, social, and location-based features to your applications
  • Take advantage of Android device hardware like the camera
  • Internationalize, test, and publish your applications

Sample code available on CD can also be downloaded at informit.com/title/9780672335693

informit.com/sams

androidbook.blogspot.com

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672335693
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 700,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Darcey, CEO of a mobile software company, has over 15 years of experience in software production. A recognized authority in enterprise architecture and commercial-grade application development, she has held management and engineering positions at Thuridion, Symantec, Nokia, Borland, and Dartmouth College. Shane Conder is an experienced developer who has specialized in mobile and embedded development for the past decade. He has designed and developed many commercial applications for BREW, J2ME, Palm, Windows Mobile, and Android. They are authors of Android Wireless Application Development, as well as the first edition of this book.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Android Fundamentals

Hour 1. Getting Started with Android

Hour 2. Mastering the Android Development Tools

Hour 3. Building Android Applications

Hour 4. Managing Application Resources

Hour 5. Configuring the Android Manifest File

Hour 6. Designing an Application Framework

Part II: Building an Application Framework

Hour 7. Implementing an Animated Splash Screen

Hour 8. Implementing the Main Menu Screen

Hour 9. Developing the Help and Scores Screens

Hour 10. Building Forms to Collect User Input

Hour 11. Using Dialogs to Collect User Input

Hour 12. Adding Application Logic

Part III: Enhancing Your Application with Powerful Android Features

Hour 13. Working with Images and the Camera

Hour 14. Adding Support for Location-Based Services

Hour 15. Adding Basic Network Support

Hour 16. Adding Additional Network Features

Hour 17. Adding Social Features

Hour 18. Creating a Home Screen App Widget

Part IV: Adding Polish to Your Android Application

Hour 19. Internationalizing Your Application

Hour 20. Developing for Different Devices

Hour 21. Diving Deeper into Android

Hour 22. Testing Android Applications

Part V: Publishing Your Application

Hour 23. Getting Ready to Publish

Hour 24. Publishing on the Android Market

Part VI: Appendixes

A. Configuring Your Android Development Environment

B. Eclipse IDE Tips and Tricks

C. Supplementary Materials

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Good guide on how to develop an app for Android platform

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 24, 2010

    NOT for beginners!

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 8, 2013

    Just read teh preview online. Really good material, presented i

    Just read teh preview online. Really good material, presented in easy to understand and follow instructions. Hihgly recommend this.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 22, 2012

    Not the status quo for SAMS, and not for beginners at all. Hour

    Not the status quo for SAMS, and not for beginners at all. Hour 8 will
    leave you hopeless.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)