The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, the author proceeds to teach everything you need to know to successfully 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 and themes
Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others
Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display 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 interact with it
Pares down the most essential steps for publishing Android applications
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I did some iPhone programming previously but knew nothing about Java or Android programming. This book helped me to create a (very) useful app for my job in less than a week. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Kroll
I found this book just exactly what I was looking for. A run through the basics of Android development. It is a good reference on how to do simple but important things. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nikolaos, Crete
I would recommend this book. It is clear, the examples work. It's a good solid intro to the platform. I'm about 100 pages in so far and it's been helpful. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Tesuji
This book in combination of "XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide [Paperback]" for (.PNG) images (the images needed to put pictures on the screen) is a good book. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Zvjezdan
This book has plenty of really good information, but it offers nothing that you can't find online. Most of the tutorials work but the important ones have broken links and... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by androidam1984
As an intermediate programmer, I find this book to be of extremely poor quality. Primarily because there are many errors in the coding examples, the explanations are extremely... Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Adam B.
I ordered this book for my first Android class. It has served me well in this particular class. It is nice to be able to follow along with the code in the book, but it would be... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Brittney
This book is great as an introduction to the android development world. Each chapter covers an important aspect of the android sdk and gives you a very thorough introduction to the... Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Brett
I agree with those reviewers who gave this book 4 and 5 stars; their reviews are accurate and this book is a good book for beginning Android programming in that there are very... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Peter Holgate