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Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how Android Apps for Absolute Beginners takes you through the process of getting your first Android applications up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android application development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible What you?ll learn Get yourself and your computer set up for Android apps development Use the Eclipse programming environment to make your Android development efficient and straightforward Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately Style your application so that it appeals to potential users Make use of the Android's touch screen Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way Use the basics of Java and XML to move onto more advanced apps Who this book is for

If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don't need to have any previous computer programming skills--as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits Table of Contents Preliminary Information: Before We Get Started What's Next? Our Road Ahead Setting Up an Open Source Android Development Environment An Introduction to Java, XML and How Android Works An Overview of the Android Application Framework Screen Layout Design: Views, ViewGroups and Layout Types User Interface Design: Buttons, Menus, Dialogs and Alerts Designing Graphics for Android: 2D Images & Animation Adding Interactivity: Handling UI Events Understanding Content Providers Understanding Intents and Intent Filters The Future: 3D, Widgets, Bluetooth, Maps, Search, and More

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The Android is arguably the hottest mobile operating and development platform of our generation. Over 200,000 devices activated or sold per day and with nearly 100,000 Android Apps in the Google Android Market. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling Android app--presumably that's why you're reading this now. And with the release of the Android, this demand will just continue to grow.

So how do you build an application for the Android? Don't you need to spend years learning complicated programming languages? What about Java, C/C++, scripting with Python/Ruby?

The answer is that you don't need to know any of those things. Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how. This book takes you to getting your first applications up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds Android application development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy Offers videos that enable you to follow along with the author--it's like your own private classroom What you'll learn Get both yourself and your computer set up for Android Apps development. Start by making small changes to existing applications to build your knowledge and experience before creating your own applications. Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately. Style your application so that it looks good and users can easily navigate through it. Make use of the Android's touch screen and accelerometer. Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way. Who this book is for

If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don't need to have any previous computer programming skills--as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, you'll be fine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430234463
Author:
Jackson, Wallace
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Java
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » Android
Computers and Internet » Programming » Open Source

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"Synopsis" by , The Android is arguably the hottest mobile operating and development platform of our generation. Over 200,000 devices activated or sold per day and with nearly 100,000 Android Apps in the Google Android Market. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling Android app--presumably that's why you're reading this now. And with the release of the Android, this demand will just continue to grow.

So how do you build an application for the Android? Don't you need to spend years learning complicated programming languages? What about Java, C/C++, scripting with Python/Ruby?

The answer is that you don't need to know any of those things. Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how. This book takes you to getting your first applications up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds Android application development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy Offers videos that enable you to follow along with the author--it's like your own private classroom What you'll learn Get both yourself and your computer set up for Android Apps development. Start by making small changes to existing applications to build your knowledge and experience before creating your own applications. Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately. Style your application so that it looks good and users can easily navigate through it. Make use of the Android's touch screen and accelerometer. Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way. Who this book is for

If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don't need to have any previous computer programming skills--as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, you'll be fine.

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