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Have you ever wondered how to create an app for Android devices? Here's your chance to find out!
Android has become the dominant operating system for smartphones and a host of connected devices. Building Android Apps in easy steps, 2nd edition will help you develop your own brilliant Android App using the popular Android App Inventor 2. Your App idea can now become a reality!
Assuming no prior knowledge of any programming language, this book is ideal for newcomers wanting to easily create apps for Android devices, as well as programmers and web developers looking to quickly expand their skill set.
Starting from setting up your computer to develop and test your Android apps, the book shows how to create graphical interfaces; define application properties; add interactivity; integrate with the web; build and deploy complete Android apps and more and#150; all using simple drag-and-drop blocks and#150; and demonstrated here by examples. Each chapter builds your knowledge so by the end of the book you'll have gained a sound understanding of application development for the Android platform.
Use Building Android Apps in easy steps to create your own Android apps without doing any coding.
Covers App Inventor 2 (released December 2013).
This new edition of Building Android Apps in Easy Steps
begins by explaining how to create a development environment on a computer in which to develop and test Android Apps. It then takes the reader through installing Java and the App Inventor 2, alongside each required key function of creating the app itself.
Covering areas such as designing the interface, controlling progress, calling functions and deploying the app, this book shows how together technical knowledge and creativity can produce Android Apps to be proud of. In addition, areas such as playing sounds and videos, tweeting updates and calling phone numbers are looked at to make fantastic new Android Apps.
Building Android Apps in Easy Steps holds more information than first meets the eye. This book aims to teach programming novices the skills required to create their own Android Apps whilst assisting programmers to gain new skills. For anyone seeking to discover the easiest way to create apps for Android devices, this book holds all of your answers!
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