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Android Application Development All-in-one for Dummies

Barry Burd


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Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market which grows in size and downloads every day this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide.
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  • Paperback
    $46.59
ISBN: 9781118973806
ANNOTATION:
Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market which grows in size and downloads every day this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide.

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Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market which grows in size and downloads every day this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide.

Publisher Description

Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market?which grows in size and downloads every day?this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide. Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies covers the information you absolutely need to get started developing apps for Android. Inside, you'll quickly get up to speed on Android programming concepts and put your new knowledge to use to manage data, program cool phone features, refine your applications, navigate confidently around the Android native development kit, and add important finishing touches to your apps.

Covering the latest features and enhancements to the Android Software Developer's Kit, this friendly, hands-on guide walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more.

All programming examples, including the sample application, are available for download from the book's website

Information is carefully organized and presented in an easy-to-follow format

800+ pages of content make this an invaluable resource at an unbeatable price

Written by an expert Java educator, Barry Burd, who authors the bestselling Java For Dummies

Go from Android newbie to master programmer in no time with the help of Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies!

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6 BOOKS IN 1 Android Jump-Start Background Material The Building Blocks Programming Cool Phone Features Apps for All Kinds of Devices Publishing and Marketing Your App No experience? No problem! Start creating Android apps today! Android is everywhere. Get your piece of the action with this all-in-one guide to creating great apps for this booming market! Six self-contained minibooks provide everything you need to program cool phone features, refine your apps, and add the perfect finishing touches. First, the groundwork -- set up your system for app development and create your first basic Android app Android underpinnings -- see how Java and XML are necessary and learn to use Android Studio Nuts and bolts -- discover the essentials common to every app from simple to complex What phones can do -- explore how to take advantage of a mobile device's unique feature set Both big and small -- learn to create apps for larger tablet screens, small watch screens, and larger TV screens Make a game of it -- investigate Android game development and learn to connect to social media To market, to market -- find out how to market your apps The alternative world -- learn app development techniques involving C and C++ Open the book and find: Steps to create your first app Major technical ideas behind Android Tips for handling button presses Hints for effective screen layout Android's built-in tools What a fragment is and how to use one Programming tricks essential to building games Posting your app to the Google Play Store

Author Biography

Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry, and has lectured at conferences around the world. He is the author of the bestselling Java For Dummies and other programming books.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Android Application Development 9

Chapter 1: All about Android 11

Chapter 2: Installing the Software Tools 21

Chapter 3: Creating an Android App 45

Chapter 4: Examining a Basic Android App 69

Chapter 5: Conjuring and Embellishing an Android App 97

Chapter 6: Improving Your App 123

Book II: Android Background Material 149

Chapter 1: Using Android Studio 151

Chapter 2: It’s Java! 181

Chapter 3: What Java Does (and When) 211

Chapter 4: Object ]Oriented Programming in Java 229

Chapter 5: A Look at XML 247

Book III: The Building Blocks 263

Chapter 1: Android Activities 265

Chapter 2: Intents and Intent Filters 303

Chapter 3: Services 343

Chapter 4: Broadcast Receivers 383

Chapter 5: Content Providers 411

Book IV: Programming Cool Phone Features 435

Chapter 1: Laying Out Your Stuff 437

Chapter 2: Menus, Lists, and Notifications 475

Chapter 3: An Android Potpourri 509

Chapter 4: An Android Social Media App 541

Chapter 5: Hungry Burds: A Simple Android Game 563

Chapter 6: Going Native 581

Book V: Apps for Tablets, Watches, and TV Sets 597

Chapter 1: Apps for Tablets 599

Chapter 2: Developing for Android Wear 623

Chapter 3: Developing for Android TV 641

Book VI: The Job Isn’t Done Until  655

Chapter 1: Publishing Your App to the Google Play Store 657

Chapter 2: Monetizing and Marketing Your App 683

Long Description

6 BOOKS IN 1 Android Jump-Start Background Material The Building Blocks Programming Cool Phone Features Apps for All Kinds of Devices Publishing and Marketing Your App No experience? No problem! Start creating Android apps today! Android is everywhere. Get your piece of the action with this all-in-one guide to creating great apps for this booming market! Six self-contained minibooks provide everything you need to program cool phone features, refine your apps, and add the perfect finishing touches. First, the groundwork -- set up your system for app development and create your first basic Android app Android underpinnings -- see how Java and XML are necessary and learn to use Android Studio Nuts and bolts -- discover the essentials common to every app from simple to complex What phones can do -- explore how to take advantage of a mobile devices unique feature set Both big and small -- learn to create apps for larger tablet screens, small watch screens, and larger TV screens Make a game of it -- investigate Android game development and learn to connect to social media To market, to market -- find out how to market your apps The alternative world -- learn app development techniques involving C and C++ Open the book and find: Steps to create your first app Major technical ideas behind Android Tips for handling button presses Hints for effective screen layout Androids built-in tools What a fragment is and how to use one Programming tricks essential to building games Posting your app to the Google Play Store

Product Details

Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1118973801
ISBN-13
9781118973806
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade
Short Title
ANDROID APPLICATION DEVELOP-2E
Pages
768
Illustrations
Yes
Publication Date
2015-07-24
Author
Barry Burd