Android 3 SDK Programming For Dummies
By Rajiv Ramnath
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 456

Get in on the Android action! Learn to build exciting, engaging,high-quality apps

Ready to start building cool apps for Android devices? If youhave a good understanding of Java and a bit of experience withEclipse, this book gives you just what you need to start creatingapps that Android users will love. Learn the fine points of Androidapp design, how to build what users want, and how to test andmarket your app.

  • Getting started — explore the unique needs andcapabilities of mobile apps, the Eclipse IDE, and the AndroidApplication Model

  • The app core — choose the right SDK level, examine usercomponents, and use object-oriented techniques to design and buildthe core of your app

  • Essential qualities — learn how to make your app fast,responsive, and secure

  • Add bells and whistles — include advanced capabilitiessuch as integrated web and location services, audio and video, andsensors

  • Finishing touches — perform unit testing, optimizeperformance, and get your app to market

Open the book and find:

  • What a mobile app should contain

  • The relationship between XML layout files and Androidclasses

  • Tips for making buttons behave

  • Help identifying app insecurities

  • Ways to incorporate e-mail and SMS into your app

  • Advice on capturing audio, video, and images

  • How to optimize your app's performance

  • Ten top developer resources

Visit the companion website atwww.dummies.com/go/android3sdkprogramm​ing to find source code,updates, and other features you can use in your programmingefforts.

Learn to:

  • Build an app for the Android OS, following step-by-stepdirections

  • Design interfaces, manage applications, and use externalservices

  • Choose the appropriate Android version for your application

  • Work with the newest SDK features

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