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    DescriptionBring your big ideas to the small screen with this one-of-a-kind guide to creating amazing Android applications The Android OS continues to rapidly expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this easy-to-follow guide walks you through the development process step by step. In this new edition of the bestselling Android Application Development For Dummies , Android programming experts Michael Burton and Donn Felker explain how to download the SDK, get Eclipse up and running, code Android applications, and share your finished products with the world. Featuring two sample programs, this book explores everything from the simple basics to advanced aspects of Android application development. Walks you through all the steps in developing applications for the Android platform, including the latest Android features like scrollable widgets, enhanced UI tools, social media integration, and new calendar and contact capabilities Starts off with downloading the SDK, then explains how to bring your applications to life and submit your work to the Android Market Includes real-world advice from expert programmers Donn Felker and Michael Burton, who break every aspect of the development process down into practical, digestible pieces Whether you're new to Android development or already on your way, Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the guide you need to dig into the app dev process!

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    Android Application Development For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael J. Burton, By (author) Gerhard Franken, By (author) Donn Felker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9781118387108
    ISBN 10: 1118387104

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    2, Revised
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    2nd Revised edition
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
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    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    23 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Burton is a Groupon software engineer and the creator of the Groupon, Digg, TripIt, and OpenTable Android apps plus many more. Donn Felker is an Android programmer, Microsoft ASP Insider, MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET 2.0 and 3.5, and certified ScrumMaster.
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    Android app ambitions? This is your go-to guide to digging into the development processHave a great idea for an Android app? This book will help you turn it into a reality! Start by downloading the SDK and JDK and creating a simple application, and then advance to developing a feature-rich app and distributing it through the Google Play Store. You'll also discover how to make a good app great and how to design an app interface users will love. Once you master the basics, the sky's the limit!Load your toolbox -- get acquainted with the tools and frameworks you'll use to develop Android appsYour first app -- build a simple application and create a widget for the device's home screenKick it up a notch -- build a tablet application and learn to implement an SQLite content providerGet it out there -- see how to publish your apps to the Google Play StoreMaster the fine points -- use the debugger, see what makes a good menu, explore data storage options, and make your apps work for other devices"Open the book and find: Why Android offers great opportunities for developersHow to install all the tools you needTips on designing a good user interfaceHelp deciding what to charge or if your app should be freeAdvice on handling user inputDesign differences between phone and tablet applicationsWays to avoid common pitfalls Inspirational sample apps"Learn to: "Create amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tabletsDownload and install the SDK and start working with the JDK toolsAdapt your existing phone apps for use on Android tabletsPublish your apps to the Google Play Store
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 Part I: The Nuts and Bolts of Android 7 Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications 9 Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters 27 Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Application 53 Chapter 3: Your First Android Project 55 Chapter 4: Designing the User Interface 91 Chapter 5: Coding Your Application 115 Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources 153 Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into a Home Screen Widget 161 Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store 183 Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application 203 Chapter 9: Designing the Task Reminder Application 205 Chapter 10: Going a la Carte with Your Menu 229 Chapter 11: Handling User Input 237 Chapter 12: Getting Persistent with Data Storage 259 Chapter 13: Reminding the User with AlarmManager 287 Chapter 14: Updating the Android Status Bar 301 Chapter 15: Working with Android's Preferences Framework 311 Part IV: Tablets 325 Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets 327 Chapter 17: Porting Your App to Android Tablets 335 Chapter 18: Moving beyond Google 349 Part V: The Part of Tens 359 Chapter 19: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs 361 Chapter 20: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life 365 Index 369