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PDF Free Download|Android App Development For Dummies by Michael Burton.

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Michael Burton is the Director of Mobile Engineering at Groupon. He wrote the Digg, TripIt, OpenTable, and award-winning Groupon Android apps, among others. He’s flown a project on the space shuttle.

He’s spoken on Android application development at conferences in London, Boston, Silicon Valley, Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere. He’s also the author of RoboGuice, the open-source dependency injection framework used by thousands of apps, including Microsoft, Nike, and others. Follow Michael on Twitter (@roboguice) or check out RoboGuice at http://roboguice.org.

Introduction to Android App Development For Dummies PDF Book

Welcome to Android Application Development For Dummies! When Android was acquired by Google in 2005 (yes, Android was a start-up company at one point), a lot of people didn’t have much interest in it because Google hadn’t yet entered the mobile space.

Fast forward to a few years later, when Google announced its first Android phone: the G1. It was the start of something huge. The G1 was the first publicly released Android device. It didn’t match the rich feature set of the iPhone at the time, but a lot of people believed in the platform.

As soon as Donut (Android 1.6) was released, it was evident that Google was putting some effort into the product. Immediately after version 1.6 was released, talk of 2.0 was already on the horizon.

Today, we’re on version 5.0 of the Android platform, with no signs that things are slowing down. Without a doubt, this is an exciting time in Android development.

About Android App Development For Dummies
Android Application Development For Dummies is a beginner’s guide to developing Android applications. You don’t need any Android application development experience under your belt to get started.

The Android platform is a device-independent platform, which means that you can develop applications for various devices. These devices include but aren’t limited to phones, watches, tablets, cars, e-book readers, netbooks, televisions, and GPS devices.

Finding out how to develop for the Android platform opens a large variety of development options for you. This book distills hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of Android documentation, tips, tricks, and tutorials into a short, digestible format that allows you to springboard into your future as an Android developer.

This book isn’t a recipe book, but it gives you the basic knowledge to assemble various pieces of the Android framework to create interactive and compelling applications.

How Android App Development For Dummies Is Organized
Android Application Development For Dummies has five parts, described in the following sections.

Part I: Getting Started with Your First Android Application
Part I introduces the tools and frameworks that you use to develop Android applications. It also introduces the various SDK components and shows you how they’re used in the Android ecosystem.

Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Android Application
Part II introduces you to building your first Android application: the Silent Mode Toggle application. After you build the initial application, you create an app widget for the application that you can place on the Home screen of an Android device. Then you publish your application to the Google Play Store.

Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application
Part III takes your development skills up a notch by walking you through the construction of the Tasks application, which allows users to create various tasks with reminders. You implement an SQLite backed content provider in this multiscreen application.

You also see how to use the Android status bar to create notifications that can help increase the usability of your application.

Part IV: Android Is More than Phones
Part IV takes the phone app you built in Part III and tweaks it to work on lots of other devices, including tablets, wearables, televisions, and the Amazon Fire.

Part V: The Part of Tens
Part V gives you a tour of sample applications that prove to be stellar launching pads for your Android apps, and useful Android libraries that can make your Android development career a lot easier.

Contents of Android App eBook

Part I: Getting Started with Your First Android Application

  • Chapter 1: Developing Spectacular Android Applications
  • Chapter 2: Prepping Your Development Headquarters


Part II: Building and Publishing Your First Application

  • Chapter 3: Your First Android Project
  • Chapter 4: Creating the User Interface
  • Chapter 5: Coding Your Application
  • Chapter 6: Understanding Android Resources
  • Chapter 7: Turning Your Application into an App Widget
  • Chapter 8: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store


Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Application

  • Chapter 9: Designing the Tasks Application
  • Chapter 10: Creating the Task Detail Page
  • Chapter 11: Going a la Carte with Your Menu
  • Chapter 12: Handling User Input
  • Chapter 13: Getting Persistent with Data Storage
  • Chapter 15: Working with Android Preferences


Part IV: Android Is More than Phones

  • Chapter 16: Developing for Tablets
  • Chapter 17: Supporting Older Versions of Android
  • Chapter 18: Wearing the Tasks App
  • Chapter 19: Look Ma, I’m on TV!
  • Chapter 20: Moving beyond Google


Part V: The Part of Tens

  • Chapter 21: Ten Free Sample Applications and SDKs
  • Chapter 22: Ten Tools to Simplify Your Development Life

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