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Jason Morris has worked on software as diverse as fruit tracking systems, insurance systems, and travel search and booking systems and has been writing software for as long as he can remember. Currently working as a Software Architect for an exciting travel company in South Africa he works on multiple front-end systems utilizing a variety of Java-based technologies.
I recommend this book for anyone starting out in Android development.
You have certain excercises that are implemented in the downloaded samples, while certain ones aren't... with no rhyme or reason.
UI concepts are this books forte, and I'd give it good marks for outlining these for the Android platform.
I bought this book to supplement the Big Nerd Ranch book because i wanted some background on the UI aspect of designing for android... Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. Menard
Let me begin to say that I am a seasoned Java professional with over 6 years of experience. This book was my first foray into Android. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Thomas
I'm reading the kindle preview, and from what I can see, this book seems like a really good resource on user interface design for android devices, and covers a bunch of technical... Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Mr Julian D Higginson
It's definitely a beginner book. I bought it as quick reference to areas I needed help in. Unfortunately the way the book was structured made it difficult. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by C. Wong
The book explicitly says it's a beginner's guide, and that's exactly what you're getting. You don't need any previous knowledge about Android, as long as you can program in Java. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Rob Spoor