Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies
By Barry Burd
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2011
Pages: 672

Android rocks! Here's how to claim your place in the hot Android app market

If you've ever considered developing apps for the incredibly popular Android OS, there is no time like now! This book will take you from Android novice to confident programmer. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of Android programming, how to take advantage of mobile devices, important finishing touches for your app, how to take it to market, and more.

  • Tools of the trade — install and use Java, Eclipse, and the Android SDK, and learn about XML and object-oriented programming

  • Your intents — learn what to do with intents and intent filters, activities, broadcast receivers, and content providers

  • Keep it cool — explore ways to create cool Android apps that make the most of mobile device features

  • Publishing pointers — test your app and explore publishing venues in addition to the Android Market

  • Android alternatives — discover what you can do with App Inventor and explore the freedom of Native Development

Visit the companion website at for updates, comments, additional information, answers to questions readers often a sk, and a way to chat with the author!

Open the book and find:

  • Elements common to all Android apps

  • How to use Java and XML

  • Suggestions for user-friendly layouts

  • Things to think about when creating apps for tablets

  • Useful troubleshooting and debugging tips

  • Ways to optimize app performance

  • Requirements for submitting your app to the Android Market

  • How to "rough it" without Eclipse

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