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Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies : For Dummies

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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.

About the Author

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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    Introduction 1

    Book I: Android Jump-Start 9

    Chapter 1: All about Android 11

    Chapter 2: Installing the Software Tools 21

    Chapter 3: Creating an Android App 43

    Chapter 4: Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App 73

    Book II: Android Background Material 109

    Chapter 1: Using the Eclipse Workbench 111

    Chapter 2: It?s Java! 145

    Chapter 3: What Java Does (and When) 173

    Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Programming in Java 191

    Chapter 5: A Look at XML 207

    Book III: The Building Blocks 223

    Chapter 1: Android Activities 225

    Chapter 2: Intents and Intent Filters 259

    Chapter 3: Services 297

    Chapter 4: Broadcast Receivers 331

    Chapter 5: Content Providers 357

    Book IV: Programming Cool Phone Features 381

    Chapter 1: Lay Out Your Stuff 383

    Chapter 2: Menus, Lists, and Notifications 407

    Chapter 3: An Android Potpourri 433

    Chapter 4: Apps for Tablets 465

    Book V: The Job Isn't Done Until . . . 483

    Chapter 1: Publishing Your App to the Android Market 485

    Chapter 2: Publishing Your App to the Amazon Appstore 515

    Book VI: Alternative Android Development Techniques 525

    Chapter 1: Creating Code Quickly with App Inventor 527

    Chapter 2: More App Inventor Magic 557

    Chapter 3: How to "Rough It" without Eclipse 581

    Chapter 4: Going Native 605

    Index 625

    ISBN: 9781118027707
    ISBN-10: 1118027701
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 792
    Published: 27th December 2011
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 3.18
    Weight (kg): 1.0
    Edition Number: 1