Android Tablet Application Development For Dummies
By Gerhard Franken
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2011
Pages: 384

The Android tablet is a developer's dream — this book helps you get in on the action!

Once the new kid on the block, Android now holds more than 50 percent of the mobile OS market. If you're already developing for Android mobile devices, the move to tablets is a natural. If you've been considering plunging into app development, Android tablet apps are a great place to start. Here's your step-by-step guide to tablet app success.

  • Why Android is cool — discover how Android supports developers with its open platform, cross-compatibility, and easy publishing process

  • The key to stellar apps — make your apps more versatile by using all the hardware and software options

  • Nuts and bolts — download and install Java, the Android SDK, Eclipse, and other essential tools

  • Know the code — work with activities and framework classes, install your app, and obliterate bugs

  • Make users happy — learn to please them with super menus and options for input, validation, data storage permissions, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for leveraging the Android platform

  • The developer tools you'll need

  • How to use the Android Project Wizard

  • Advice on creating the user interface

  • What makes a great menu

  • How to turn your app into a home screen widget

  • Things to consider when publishing your app

  • Ten great free apps and SDKs with code

Learn to:

  • Maximize Android SDK features and design apps perfectly suited for Android tablets

  • Use Google's new notification system and leverage the widget API

  • Create menus using XML and databases with SQLite

  • Use Android resources to develop your app's identity

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