Android App Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Android App Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Book Description
The updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android app development
If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll find easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform.
Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% of mobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform to reach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendly guide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how to install the tools they need, design a good user interface, grasp the design differences between phone and tablet applications, handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a "meh" app into one that garners applause.
  • Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets
  • Adapt your existing apps for use on an Android device
  • Start working with programs and tools to create Android apps
  • Publish your apps to the Google Play Store
Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android App Development For Dummies will have you up and running with the ins and outs of the Android platform in no time.


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 14: Reminding the User

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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