Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies

Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies

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By (author) Barry Burd

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 234mm x 43mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118027701
  • ISBN 13: 9781118027707
  • Sales rank: 203,004

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A must-have pedagogical resource from an expert Javaeducator As a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile devices,the Android OS allows programs to run on all Android devices andappear free in the Android Market. Whether you're a beginnerprogrammer eager to create mobile applications or you'reAndroid-savvy and looking to submit your apps to the AndroidMarket, this compilation of eight minibooks takes you through theins and outs of programming for Android phones. Java expert BarryBurd walks you through Android programming basics, sharestechniques for developing great Android applications, reviewsAndroid hardware, and much more. * Uses the straightforward-but-fun For Dummies style towalk you through the ins and outs of programming for Android mobiledevices * Features eight minibooks that take you from novice Android userto confidently developing Android applications * Addresses Android programming basics, the operating system,hardware, and security * Details what it takes to develop amazing Android apps * Covers the Eclipse environment and SQLiteStart developing applications for the Android OS today with theexpert advice in Android Application Development All-in-One ForDummies.

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Barry Burd is an accomplished Java educator and author. He teaches computer science and mathematics at Drew University and leads training courses for professional programmers in the business and industry fields. Barry is the author of Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies.

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Android rocks! Here's how to claim your place in the hot Android app market If you've ever considered developing apps for the incredibly popular Android OS, there is no time like now! This book will take you from Android novice to confident programmer. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of Android programming, how to take advantage of mobile devices, important finishing touches for your app, how to take it to market, and more. Tools of the trade -- install and use Java, Eclipse, and the Android SDK, and learn about XML and object-oriented programming Your intents -- learn what to do with intents and intent filters, activities, broadcast receivers, and content providers Keep it cool -- explore ways to create cool Android apps that make the most of mobile device features Publishing pointers -- test your app and explore publishing venues in addition to the Android Market Android alternatives -- discover what you can do with App Inventor and explore the freedom of Native Development Visit the companion website at for updates, comments, additional information, answers to questions readers often a sk, and a way to chat with the author! Open the book and find: Elements common to all Android apps How to use Java and XML Suggestions for user-friendly layouts Things to think about when creating apps for tablets Useful troubleshooting and debugging tips Ways to optimize app performance Requirements for submitting your app to the Android Market How to "rough it" without Eclipse

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Android Jump-Start 9 Chapter 1: All about Android 11 Chapter 2: Installing the Software Tools 21 Chapter 3: Creating an Android App 43 Chapter 4: Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App 73 Book II: Android Background Material 109 Chapter 1: Using the Eclipse Workbench 111 Chapter 2: It s Java! 145 Chapter 3: What Java Does (and When) 173 Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Programming in Java 191 Chapter 5: A Look at XML 207 Book III: The Building Blocks 223 Chapter 1: Android Activities 225 Chapter 2: Intents and Intent Filters 259 Chapter 3: Services 297 Chapter 4: Broadcast Receivers 331 Chapter 5: Content Providers 357 Book IV: Programming Cool Phone Features 381 Chapter 1: Lay Out Your Stuff 383 Chapter 2: Menus, Lists, and Notifications 407 Chapter 3: An Android Potpourri 433 Chapter 4: Apps for Tablets 465 Book V: The Job Isn't Done Until ... 483 Chapter 1: Publishing Your App to the Android Market 485 Chapter 2: Publishing Your App to the Amazon Appstore 515 Book VI: Alternative Android Development Techniques525 Chapter 1: Creating Code Quickly with App Inventor 527 Chapter 2: More App Inventor Magic 557 Chapter 3: How to "Rough It" without Eclipse 581 Chapter 4: Going Native 605 Index 625