Beginning Android Application Development

Beginning Android Application Development

by Wei-Meng Lee
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Beginning Android Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee

Create must-have applications for the latest Android OS

The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.

  • Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle
  • Zeroes in on customizing activities by applying styles and themes
  • Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
  • Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation
  • Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and more

Beginning Android Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118017111
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions ( He writes extensively for online publications and magazines on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. In addition, he is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development, as well as many other technology books and articles.

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Beginning Android Application Development 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BennyBunky More than 1 year ago
Some programming books push concepts, some push code. This book is a code pusher. Short explanations followed by large amounts of code. This does NOT making learning easy. It makes finding android assignments easy. Learn the concepts elsewhere and use this book to practice your craft. If you are a true android beginner you will be lost. I would give the book a much higher rating had it been given a more accurate title like "android application recipes for beginners." Seriously, pick a random page and flip to it and you'll see a wall of bolded code to type up. Having said the above: I actually look forward to coding everything this book has to offer. I've learned the concepts from other actual beginner texts which has prepared me for this book. Had I not prepared myself, this text would have been returned. End of chapters have great lists of important lines of code and what they do. So basically, this book is a great reference tool & great for coding tutorials when you want some practice. I mean, if you can learn from large amounts of code you probably don't need a book anyway, right? It is NOT for the newbie at all.