Friday, August 12, 2011

Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours (2nd Edition)

Android is the world's #1 mobile development platform, and with the new Android 3.0, it's becoming as popular for tablets as it is for smartphones. If you are a beginner, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this friendly, full-color book will help you master modern Android development.
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 2 edition (August 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
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Product Description

Android is the world's #1 mobile development platform, and with the new Android 3.0, it's becoming as popular for tablets as it is for smartphones. If you are a beginner, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, this friendly, full-color book will help you master modern Android development. You can build a fully-featured app from scratch, learning all the skills you'll need to create your own. Each lesson builds on prior chapters, providing a solid foundation for success. This edition is thoroughly updated for Android's newest features and development tools, while still supporting the popular Android 2.0. Coverage includes:
  • Using Eclipse to write apps quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding the application lifecycle
  • Building robust, friendly user interfaces
  • Retrieving, storing, and using data
  • Adding network, social, and location-based features
  • Supporting the camera and other hardware
  • Internationalizing, testing, and publishing apps
Revised and simplified step-by-step instructions with full-color screenshots walk you through key tasks... updated Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises test your knowledge..."Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice..."Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you won't just understand core Android concepts: you'll be comfortable writing, testing, and publishing your own new apps.

From the Back Cover

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for the world’s first complete, open, and free mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build a fully-featured Android application from the ground up and master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Some of the highlights of this new edition include:
  • More comprehensive code listings
  • New, improved exercises based upon reader feedback
  • Completely overhauled sample code on a new companion CD
  • New coverage of hot topics like tablet design, services, app widgets, Android Market updates, and more
  • Even more tips and tricks from the trenches to help you design, develop, and test applications for a different device targets, including an all-new chapter on tackling compatibility issues

Learn how to…
  • Develop Android applications quickly and successfully with Java
  • Master the latest Android SDK and development tools
  • Leverage the Eclipse programming environment to develop Android projects
  • Understand the Android application lifecycle
  • Build effective, user-friendly user interfaces
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate application data
  • Add popular network, social, and  location-based features to your applications
  • Take advantage of Android device hardware like the camera
  • Internationalize, test, and publish your applications

Sample code available on CD can also be downloaded at informit.com/title/9780672335693




Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 2 edition (August 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335693
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 1.2 inches




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