Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 14, 2011 - Computers - 672 pages
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A must-have pedagogical resource from an expert Java educator

As a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile devices, the Android OS allows programs to run on all Android devices and appear free in the Android Market. Whether you're a beginner programmer eager to create mobile applications or you're Android-savvy and looking to submit your apps to the Android Market, this compilation of eight minibooks takes you through the ins and outs of programming for Android phones. Java expert Barry Burd walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more.

  • Uses the straightforward-but-fun For Dummies style to walk you through the ins and outs of programming for Android mobile devices
  • Features eight minibooks that take you from novice Android user to confidently developing Android applications
  • Addresses Android programming basics, the operating system, hardware, and security
  • Details what it takes to develop amazing Android apps
  • Covers the Eclipse environment and SQLite

Start developing applications for the Android OS today with the expert advice in Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies.

 

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Contents

Contents at a Glance
11
Installing the Software Tools
21
Creating an Android App
43
Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App
73
Android Background Material
109
Its Java
145
What Java Does and When
173
ObjectOriented Programming in Java
191
Creating and Using a Content Provider
370
Programming Cool Phone Features
381
Menus Lists and Notifications
407
An Android Potpourri
433
Apps for Tablets
465
Getting the Best of Both Worlds
477
The Job Isnt Done Until
483
Publishing Your App to the Amazon Appstore
515

A brief Look at XML
207
The Building Blocks
223
Intents and Intent Filters
259
Services
297
Broadcast Receivers
331
Content Providers
357
Development Techniques
525
More App Inventor Magic
557
How to Rough It without Eclipse
581
Going Native
605
Index
625
Copyright

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Barry Burd is an accomplished Java educator and author. He teaches computer science and mathematics at Drew University and leads training courses for professional programmers in the business and industry fields. Barry is the author of Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies.

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