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Create applications for the latest Android OS
The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many oftoday's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offersyou a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications forthe latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee accompanieseach lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content hecovers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features andtools, the author proceeds to teach everything you need to know tosuccessfully develop your own Android applications.
Beginning Android Application Development:
Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle
Zeroes in on how to customize activities by applying styles andthemes
Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout,AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjustdisplay orientation
Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar,TimePicker, and more
Covers SMS messaging and networking
Walks you through how to create an Android Service and interactwith it
Pares down the most essential steps for publishing Androidapplications
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About the Author
is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions (www.learn2develop.net). He writes extensively for online publications and magazines on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. In addition, he is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development
, as well as many other technology books and articles.