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Learning Android Application Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building Android Applications (Learning)by James Talbot
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Learning Android™ Application Programming will help you master modern Android programming by building a fully functional app from the ground up. Working with the Android 4.3 toolset, you’ll solve real-world problems faced by every Android developer and learn best practices for success with any mobile development project.
Ideal for developers who have little or no Android experience but have basic Java experience, this tutorial teaches through carefully structured exercises that address the entire development process. Leading Android developers James Talbot and Justin McLean guide you through building a real biking mobile app that can handle everything from mileage tracking to route planning. Each chapter builds your knowledge, step-by-step, and in the end you will have a complete, working app.
Along the way, you’ll gain hands-on experience with writing code that can run on the widest spectrum of devices while still leveraging Android’s newest features. You’ll also discover proven solutions for the occasionally messy realities of Android development, from inaccurate sensor data to inadequate device battery life–pitfalls that most other Android books ignore.
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Get all of this book’s sample code at www.androiddevbook.com/code.html.
Register your book at informit.com/register to gain access to the Bonus KitKat Chapter.
Download the free version of this book’s On Your Bike app from Google Play today.
Learning Android Application Programming teaches those who have some programming experience how to build a state of the art Android application from the ground up, while utilizing the latest Android SDK and tool set. Readers will find a beginner Android application development tutorial that offers a series of easy, step by step lessons focused on learning by doing. This book helps anyone with a web development background get started with the powerful functionality of Android development. The book offers a complete picture of the Android Application development lifecycle using Java, from start to finish.
Readers will get a comprehensive overview of the Android platform learning all about the Android SDK and understand how applications can be sold using both Google Play and the Amazon App Market.
A step by step tutorial covering how to develop a fully-functioning application for bicyclists that can take the place of a bike computer is included. Readers will learn all about Android's programming building blocks including Activities, Intents, Services, Resources, threading and databases.
All project files and code will be on the associated website, and will be open source. In addition, the web site will have the completed application itself as well as additional exercises and questions for classroom use.
About the Author
James Talbot has been with Adobe for more than a decade, on both the sales engineering and training teams, and has many years of experience working with web applications. He is currently working on constructing exciting web, mobile web, and Android applications built on top of a Java Content Repository based on open source standards. He cowrote Object-Oriented Programming with ActionScript 2.0 (New Riders Press, 2004) and Adobe Flex 3: Training from the Source (Adobe Press, 2008). He has also recorded training videos for Lynda.com and Total Training as well as spent extensive time teaching in the classroom. He has extensive knowledge of all Adobe web products and has spoken at numerous conferences.
Justin Mclean has been writing code since the early days of the web. For fifteen years he has managed his own consulting company, Class Software, and during that time he has worked on hundreds of browser, desktop, and mobile applications. He has seen significant changes of technology in the industry, surviving the browser wars and the dot-com bubble. He is an Apache Flex committer, board member and release manager; an Adobe Community Professional; teaches training courses; and has spoken at numerous conferences all over the world. In his spare time he tinkers about with open source electronics.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Android Development
Chapter 2: Kicking the Tires: Setting Up Your Development Environment
Chapter 3: Putting On the Training Wheels: Creating Your First Android Application
Chapter 4: Going for Your First Ride: Creating an Android User Interface
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Bike: Improving Android Application Usability
Chapter 6: Pimping Your Bike: Styling an Android Application
Chapter 7: Are We There Yet? Making Your Application Location Aware
Chapter 8: Inviting Friends for a Ride: Social Network Integration
Chapter 9: Tuning Your Bike: Optimizing Performance, Memory, and Power
Chapter 10: Taking the Training Wheels Off: Testing Your Application
Chapter 11: Touring France: Optimizing for Different Devices and Countries
Chapter 12: Selling Your Bike: Using Google Play and the Amazon AppStore
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