Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Android for Work: Productivity for Professionals

Android is new, Android is open, and Android is fun. It’s also serious about business. Android for Work shows you how to harness the power of Android to stay productive and take your office on the road.
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
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Product Description

Android is new, Android is open, and Android is fun. It’s also serious about business. Android for Work shows you how to harness the power of Android to stay productive and take your office on the road. This book also sheds light on the often daunting task of finding the right Android phone for the business user.
Whether this is your first smartphone, your first Android smartphone, or your first attempt to make your phone into a productivity tool, Android for Work gets you started. You’ll learn how to manage email and tasks, but you’ll also learn how to weed through the sea of games to find specialized productivity tools for a variety of professions.
For those that are more interested in an enterprise wide deployment, the book includes an appendix of information on administering Android phones, creating custom interfaces, and creating specialized apps for your enterprise. You’ll also learn more about integrating Android with other Google Apps for enterprise.

What you’ll learn

  • Select the Android phone that is right for you
  • Integrate your work email and calendar tools
  • Navigate business trips and meetings with ease
  • Find specialized apps for your profession
  • Collaborate with coworkers in large and small groups
  • Harness the power of Android customization

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who is considering an Android phone or who has recently purchased one. Whether you are a web designer, writer, medical professional, lawyer, or educator, an Android phone can help you be more productive and finally find a reason for having a phone with a data plan.

Table of Contents

  1. Buying and Activating an Android Phone
  2. Using Your Phone for the First Time
  3. Going Online with Android
  4. Android Calling
  5. Managing Texting
  6. Wrangling Your E-mail
  7. The Calendar
  8. Android in a Microsoft World
  9. Photos and Video
  10. Web Browsing
  11. Social Media and Work
  12. Maps and Mobile
  13. The Remaining Android Apps
  14. The Android Market
  15. General Business Applications
  16. Specialized Apps for Professionals
  17. Advanced Customization and Troubleshooting
  18. Resources for Managing Enterprise-Wide Android Deployment
  19. Resources for Developing Android Apps

About the Author

Marziah Karch enjoys the challenge of explaining complex technology to beginning audiences. She is the author of Android for Work: Productivity for Professionals. Marziah is a senior education technologist for Johnson County Community College in the Kansas City metro area with more than 10 years of experience. She holds a master's in instructional design and has occasionally taught credit courses in interactive media. Marziah also contributes to New York Times-owned About.com and has been their guide to Google since 2006. When she's not feeding her geek side with new gadgets or writing about technology, Marziah enjoys life in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Harold, and two children.

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