Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Michael Burton, Gerhard Franken
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 408

Android app ambitions? This is your go-to guide to digging into the development process

Have a great idea for an Android app? This book will help you turn it into a reality! Start by downloading the SDK and JDK and creating a simple application, and then advance to developing a feature-rich app and distributing it through the Google Play Store. You'll also discover how to make a good app great and how to design an app interface users will love. Once you master the basics, the sky's the limit!

  • Load your toolbox — get acquainted with the tools and frameworks you'll use to develop Android apps
  • Your first app — build a simple application and create a widget for the device's home screen
  • Kick it up a notch — build a tablet application and learn to implement an SQLite content provider
  • Get it out there — see how to publish your apps to the Google Play Store
  • Master the fine points — use the debugger, see what makes a good menu, explore data storage options, and make your apps work for other devices

Open the book and find:

  • Why Android offers great opportunities for developers
  • How to install all the tools you need
  • Tips on designing a good user interface
  • Help deciding what to charge or if your app should be free
  • Advice on handling user input
  • Design differences between phone and tablet applications
  • Ways to avoid common pitfalls
  • Inspirational sample apps

Learn to:

  • Create amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets
  • Download and install the SDK and start working with the JDK tools
  • Adapt your existing phone apps for use on Android tablets
  • Publish your apps to the Google Play Store
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