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 you have a good understanding of Java and a bit of experience with Eclipse, this book gives you just what you need to start creating apps that Android users will love. Learn the fine points of Android app design, how to build what users want, and how to test and market your app.

  • Getting started — explore the unique needs and capabilities of mobile apps, the Eclipse IDE, and the Android Application Model

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

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

  • Add bells and whistles — include advanced capabilities such as integrated web and location services, audio and video, and sensors

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

Open the book and find:

  • What a mobile app should contain

  • The relationship between XML layout files and Android classes

  • 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 at​g to find source code, updates, and other features you can use in your programming efforts.

Learn to:

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

  • Design interfaces, manage applications, and use external services

  • Choose the appropriate Android version for your application

  • Work with the newest SDK features

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