Beginning Android Application Development
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: March 2011
Pages: 448

Create applications for the latest Android OS

The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, the author proceeds to teach everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.

Beginning Android Application Development:

  • Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle

  • Zeroes in on how to customize activities by applying styles and themes

  • Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others

  • Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation

  • Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and more

  • Covers SMS messaging and networking

  • Walks you through how to create an Android Service and interact with it

  • Pares down the most essential steps for publishing Android applications

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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