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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Android App Development (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Christopher Froehlich
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An operating manual for the hottest mobile operating system.
The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Android App Development gets novice developers up and running quickly on creating their very own mobile applications, with step-by-step instruction on everything they need to design, develop, test, and publish their fully-featured apps. The Android operating system is now the largest mobile platform in the U.S., and there are now more than 90,000 apps available. Android is completely open and free to all developers. Topics covered include:
? Designing effective and easy-to-navigate user interfaces for apps.
? Adding audio and video support to apps.
? Making the most of Android's hardware, including GPS, social media, built-in camera, and voice integration.
? Publishing application to the Android market.
Book News Annotation:
Froehlich, a software and smartphone developer, presents step-by-step tutorials and code examples for developing and publishing mobile applications for the Android operating system. The book begins with an overview of Android development, then describes tools for development such as Java and the Android SDK, and gives instructions for creating project files, crafting the layout, and programming for Android. Instructions are then given for constructing apps for animation and graphics, input and output, storing and retrieving data, search basics (including voice search), widgets, and integrating the browser. There is also material on hardware issues, such as cameras and multimedia on the Android, location-based services, and network interfaces. The book concludes with advice on debugging, testing, and marketing the app. The resource section lists web sites for object-oriented languages, Google services, Android developer sites and forums, and online tools and tutorials for developers. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Christopher Froelich is a professional software developer who has written software applications for internet service providers, biotech firms, the United States Army, Proctor and Gamble, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is also a seasoned smartphone developer for platforms including the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Android.
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