Android Application Development For Dummies
By Gerhard Franken
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 360

Here's just what you need to start developing feature-rich,amazing Android apps

Even if you've never written a mobile application, this book hasthe know-how you need to turn your great ideas into cool apps forthe Android platform. With millions of smartphone users and acornucopia of carriers, Android is a great place to ply the appdevelopment trade. This book shows you from the ground up how toset up your environment and create an app. Read on to become anAndroid developer extraordinaire!

  • Welcome to Android — learn what makes a great Android app,how to use the SDK, ways to work with mobile screens, and how thedevelopment process works

  • Make users happy — find out how to design an interfacethat mobile users will love

  • Learn the code — work with the activity lifecycle andAndroid framework classes, use the Eclipse debugger, and create ahome screen widget for your app

  • Beyond the basics — take your skills up a notch with appsthat involve SQLite databases and multiple screens

  • Price and publish — pick the right price for your app andget it into the Android Market

Open the book and find:

  • Cool ways to use the accelerometer in your app

  • How to turn mobile limitations into opportunities

  • Tips on installing and setting up the tools

  • Step-by-step coding directions

  • Ways to make your apps more marketable

  • How to create really useful menus

  • Advice on app pricing

  • Ten great sample apps and SDKs, including code

Learn to:

  • Create apps for hot smartphones like Droid X, Galaxy S, andMyTouch

  • Download the SDK and get Eclipse up and running

  • Code Android applications

  • Submit your apps to the Android Market

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