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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

 

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Book News Annotation:

Darcey, who has experience in professional software production and enterprise architecture and the development of commercial-grade applications, and Conder, who has mobile and embedded development experience and writes about these technologies, teach programmers and entrepreneurs how to design and develop network-enabled applications for the Android platform in 24 one-hour sessions. Focusing on Android SDK Version 2.3.3 and 3.0, they cover design principles, the structure and configuration of applications, and incorporating resources such as strings, graphics, and user interface components; building a framework; enhancements using Android features; customization for different handsets, screen sizes, and foreign languages; and publishing. This edition has more comprehensive code listings; new and revised exercises; an overhauled sample code on a new companion CD; new coverage of topics like tablet design, services, app widgets, and Android Market updates; a new chapter on compatibility issues; and more tips and tricks. The authors assume readers know how to install applications and tools and drivers, own an Android device, understand the Java programming language, and have access to an Android SDK reference book and the sample source code that accompanies each coding chapter. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Android is the world's #1 mobile development platform, and with the new Android 3.0, it's becoming as popular for tablets as it is for smartphones. If you are a beginner, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this friendly, full-color book will help you master modern Android development. You can build a fully-featured app from scratch, learning all the skills you'll need to create your own. Each lesson builds on prior chapters, providing a solid foundation for success. This edition is thoroughly updated for Android's newest features and development tools, while still supporting the popular Android 2.0. Coverage includes:
  • Using Eclipse to write apps quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding the application lifecycle
  • Building robust, friendly user interfaces
  • Retrieving, storing, and using data
  • Adding network, social, and location-based features
  • Supporting the camera and other hardware
  • Internationalizing, testing, and publishing apps
Revised and simplified step-by-step instructions with full-color screenshots walk you through key tasks... updated Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge..."Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice..."Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you won't just understand core Android concepts: you'll be comfortable writing, testing, and publishing your own new apps.

 

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672335693
Author:
Conder, Shane
Publisher:
Sams
Author:
Darcey, Lauren
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - General
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours
Publication Date:
20110815
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.125 x 7 x 1.052 in 826 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » General
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » Android
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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"Synopsis" by , Android is the world's #1 mobile development platform, and with the new Android 3.0, it's becoming as popular for tablets as it is for smartphones. If you are a beginner, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this friendly, full-color book will help you master modern Android development. You can build a fully-featured app from scratch, learning all the skills you'll need to create your own. Each lesson builds on prior chapters, providing a solid foundation for success. This edition is thoroughly updated for Android's newest features and development tools, while still supporting the popular Android 2.0. Coverage includes:
  • Using Eclipse to write apps quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding the application lifecycle
  • Building robust, friendly user interfaces
  • Retrieving, storing, and using data
  • Adding network, social, and location-based features
  • Supporting the camera and other hardware
  • Internationalizing, testing, and publishing apps
Revised and simplified step-by-step instructions with full-color screenshots walk you through key tasks... updated Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge..."Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice..."Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you won't just understand core Android concepts: you'll be comfortable writing, testing, and publishing your own new apps.

 

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