'...a highly capable book from a well regarded self-help book series on a subject that is very topical at the moment' (Will Roney, 5 December 2011).
Here's just what you need to start developing feature-rich, amazing Android apps
Even if you've never written a mobile application, this book has the know-how you need to turn your great ideas into cool apps for the Android platform. With millions of smartphone users and a cornucopia of carriers, Android is a great place to ply the app development trade. This book shows you from the ground up how to set up your environment and create an app. Read on to become an Android developer extraordinaire!
Welcome to Android — learn what makes a great Android app, how to use the SDK, ways to work with mobile screens, and how the development process works
Make users happy — find out how to design an interface that mobile users will love
Learn the code — work with the activity lifecycle and Android framework classes, use the Eclipse debugger, and create a home screen widget for your app
Beyond the basics — take your skills up a notch with apps that involve SQLite databases and multiple screens
Price and publish — pick the right price for your app and get it into the Android Market
Open the book and find:
Cool ways to use the accelerometer in your app
How to turn mobile limitations into opportunities
Tips on installing and setting up the tools
Step-by-step coding directions
Ways to make your apps more marketable
How to create really useful menus
Advice on app pricing
Ten great sample apps and SDKs, including code
Create apps for hot smartphones like Droid X, Galaxy S, and MyTouch
Download the SDK and get Eclipse up and running
Code Android applications
Submit your apps to the Android Market
If I ever get around to reading it, I'm sure I will like it.Published 18 days ago by Walter Prochorenko
I have programmed many languages on many operating systems, mobile's and micro's to mainframes. Android programming is way different than anything I've done before so I needed to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by KennyK
I say past this book given it doesn't cover how to write code which many other books covers this area plus more.Published 14 months ago by netman88
really old for scripting apps plus it only shows how to make a app setting to silent the phone but other than that just a little srciptingPublished 15 months ago by GlitchR
This book gave me the necessary overview of the details and best practices for developing Android applications. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Daniel G. Castro
I really liked the simplicity of the book.
I didn't have to read 500+ pages of verbose technical writing to understand what was going on.